(Latin: a suffix forming nouns from verbs of condition and action; an act or process: resumption, absorption; state or condition, redemption, exhaustion; something resulting from or otherwise related to an act or process, assumption, friction)

This unit is presenting a small fraction of the hundreds of words ending with the suffix of -tion; however, there is a significant number of words which may help everyone have a better understanding and appreciation of the use of this element.

A distending or being distended; inflation; expansion; stretching.
distinction (s) (noun), distinctions (pl)
distortion (s) (noun), distortions (pl)
1. The describing, or reporting, of something in a way that is inaccurate or misleading.
2. The bending, twisting, stretching, or forcing of something out of its usual or natural shape.
3. A part of something that has been bent, twisted, stretched, or forced out of its usual or natural shape.
4. The altering of something; such as, a radio or television signal to the extent that it becomes unclear or unrecognizable.
5. An alteration in an image in which the original proportions are changed, resulting from a defect in a lens or an optical system.
distribution (s) (noun), distributions (pl)
Sleeping; falling asleep; figuratively, death (of the righteous).
dysfunction (s) (noun), dysfunctions (pl)
An inadequate or impaired action of a bodily organ or part.

    Examples of dysfunctions:

  • A dental dysfunction or an abnormal use of the teeth.
  • Minimal brain dysfunction or a mental deficit disorder.
ediction (s) (noun), edictions (pl)
A command or order: "The mother proclaimed an ediction to her children and husband that they were to turn off the TV and come to the table to eat their dinner."
1. The derivation or development of something, or something derived or developed.
2. The exhaust of an engine, especially an internal-combustion or steam engine.
1. Act of ejecting; expulsion from a place, status, or possessions.
2. Ejected matter; such as, from a volcano.
election (s) (noun), elections (pl)
1. An organized event at which someone is chosen for something; especially, a public office, by vote.
2. In religion, the fact of being chosen by God, or God’s act of choosing someone for salvation, a task, or special favor.
electrical conduction
1. The passage of an electric charge that can occur by a variety of processes; such as, the passage of electrons or ionized atoms.
2. The passage of electric charges because of a force exerted on them by an electric field.

Conductivity is the measure of the ability of a conductor to carry electric current and it is defined as the ratio of the amount of charge passing through unit area of the conductor (perpendicular to the current direction) per second divided by the electric field intensity (the force on a unit charge).

Conductivity is the reciprocal of resistivity and it is therefore commonly expressed in units of siemens per meter.

The destruction of life by means of electric current.
1. The motion of electricity or its passage from one metal to another in a voltaic circuit.
2. A mechanical action, motion, or force produced by an electric current.