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versification

[vur-suh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌvɜr sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of versifying.
2.
verse form; metrical structure.
3.
a metrical version of something.
4.
the art or practice of composing verses.
Origin of versification
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin versificātiōn- (stem of versificātiō), equivalent to versificāt(us) (past participle of versificāre to versify; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
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versification

/ˌvɜːsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the technique or art of versifying
2.
the form or metrical composition of a poem
3.
a metrical version of a prose text
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Word Origin and History for versification
n.

c.1600, from Latin versificationem (nominative versificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of versificare (see versify).

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