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cor·o·na·tion

coronation

 
pronunciation:
kaw r neI shn [or] ka r neI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the ceremony at which a king or queen is crowned.
We watched the queen's coronation on television.
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The word coronation contains the following part:
-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).