(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. Displacement to the right; such as, a body part: Tony, the pianist, favored the dextroposition of his hands when he was playing his special musical presentation.
2. A verbal style of writing or speaking: The politician's speech was so full of careless diction that no one considered him qualified and so he lost the election.
3. Etymology: from Latin dictio, "mode of expression, a saying"; from dicere, "to speak, to say".
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2. A thinning of a medium, usually a liquid, by the addition of another element; such as, water: Typically the dilution of frozen juice is done to a specific ratio.
2. The act, fact, or process of diminishing; lessening; reduction: "His uncle was experiencing a diminution of his wealth."
3. The repetition of a musical phrase, using notes that are of a shorter duration than in the original phrase.
The sign on the path showed the hikers the direction to go in order to reach the lake.2. A general trend, guidance, or instruction for future action: The musicians waited for the bandleader to give them more directions.
3. The work of a producer in movies or theater dramas: The screenplay was very good; however, some people thought the direction was not as good as it should have been.
4. A location from which a person or something can be observed: The house on the hill had beautiful views in all directions because it had windows on all sides.
5. Instructions that indicate how a person can achieve an objective: Grace read the directions in her cookbook to find out how to make spaghetti sauce.
6. The guidance or supervision of something or someone: Because of a lack of parental direction and support, Sally spent most of her time playing video games and watching TV and not doing her homework properly.
2. The freedom or authority to judge something or to make a decision about it.
3. Etymology: from Late Latin discretionem, "discernment, power to make distinctions"; from Latin discretionem, "separation, distinction"; from discre-, the stem of discernere, "to separate, to distinguish".
2. An event that results in a displacement or discontinuity.
3. A disorderly outburst or tumult.
4. An act of delaying or interrupting a continuity.
2. That which has been dissected; for example, an anatomical specimen.
3. A thorough and detailed analysis or examination of something: such as, a policy or plan that has been presented.