(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.
2. The striped pattern of striated muscle, or any of the light and dark bands that make up this effect.
3. One of a number of parallel lines or scratches on the surface of a rock that were inscribed by rock fragments embedded in the base of a glacier as it moved across the rock.
2. Chiefly in logic and philosophy, the bringing of a concept, cognition, etc. under a general term or a larger or higher concept, etc.; the instancing of a case under a rule, or the like.
2. Having long, narrow grooves, or channels; such as, plant stems, or being furrowed or cleft, as hoofs.
2. The taking of a thing as true without proof; hence, an assumption, premise.; the major premise of a syllogism.
2. In geology, the principle that in a sequence of sedimentary strata, the oldest layer is located on the bottom and it is followed in turn by successively younger layers, on up to the top of the sequence of layers: During the process of superpositions, sediments are deposited on the sea floor in horizontal layers, parallel to the Earth's surface so that the oldest layer is on the bottom with each of the younger layers resting on top.
Another geological explanation of the principle of superposition states that in a sequence of sedimentary rocks or lavas, each layer is younger than the layer beneath it and older than the one above it.
2. An irrational, credulous, and unfounded belief in dark and unearthly creatures or beings: Greg thought that the ghost stories his sister was reading were based on pure superstition!
3. Etymology: via French from Latin superstition; superstes, "standing over (in awe)"; from super, "over, above" plus stare, "to stand".
Defined by some as, "the unreasoning fear of anything founded on the fear of the unreasoning."
2. The action of ensuing immediately after; materialization: The supervention of bacteria in the wound can occur if precautions are not observed carefully.
Too many military officials have lived with the supposition that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq could be won; however, their suppositions have resulted in more deaths of civilians and military personnel than anyone could have anticipated and victory is no longer considered a possibility.
2. Etymology: from Latin traditionem, traditio, "delivery, surrender, a handing down, a giving up"; a noun of action from the past participle stem of tradere, "to deliver, to hand over, to give"; from trans-, "over" + dare, "to give".