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    What is the formation process?

    Take for example this word:
    to opt: It is created by back-formation. The verb opt is formed from option by dropping the suffix -ion.

    Then how to explain the formation process for the word to requisition?
    Is it backformation? Don't think so though.

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    Re: What is the formation process?

    How do you come to that conclusion? Try looking these words up in the Etymological Dictionary.

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