-fication suffix meaning "a making or causing," from L. -ficationem (nom. -ficatio), ultimately from facere "to make, do" (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)).

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  • -fication — (usu. as ification) suffix forming nouns of action from verbs ending in fy (such as simplification from simplify). Origin from Fr., or from L. fication (from verbs ending in ficare) …   English new terms dictionary

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  • -fication — fi·ca·tion …   English syllables

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