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con·ver·sa·tion

conversation

 
 
pronunciation:
kan vr seI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: talk between people.
There is little time for conversation at work.
 
synonyms:
communication, dialogue, discussion
similar words:
talk
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The word conversation contains the following parts:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration).