[soo-per-an-yoo-ey-shuh n]


the act of superannuating.
the state of being superannuated.
a pension or allowance to a superannuated person.

Origin of superannuation

First recorded in 1650–60; superannuate + -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for superannuation



  1. the amount deducted regularly from employees' incomes in a contributory pension scheme
  2. the pension finally paid to such employees
the act or process of superannuating or the condition of being superannuated
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Word Origin and History for superannuation

1650s, noun of action from superannuate.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper