-fication Also -ification.
Nouns of action.
[Latin -fication-, from verbs ending in -ficare.]
These nouns derive from verbs in -fy. There are several hundred examples in English, almost all of which contain the linking vowel -i- before the ending. They indicate an action or the result of an action. A few examples are amplification, the action of amplifying sound, or the results of doing so; classification, the act of classifying, or the results of classifying; commodification, the action of turning something into a commodity; gratification, the state of being gratified or the act causing it; magnification, the action of magnifying something, or the result of doing so; and simplification, the action of simplifying, or its result.