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 History of this Word

"ion" is from "ienai" (to go) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
eruption
abrasion
inspection
fermentation

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ion" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates action or condition. Created by people to show how a word is used. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ion illustration A good lawn will prevent erosion.
-ion illustration Hold your elation in check.