a suffix of nouns denoting action or process, state or condition, or sometimes things or persons, as in allusion, communion, flexion, fusion, legion, opinion, suspicion, union.

Compare -cion, -xion. Also, -tion, -ation. {Latin -io, suffix forming nouns, especially from verbs}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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