One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of pausing; temporary cessation of activity; a pause, an intermission. "†to make pausation": to pause, to hesitate (obsolete).
Late Middle English. From Middle French pausation pause or its etymon post-classical Latin pausation-, pausatio action of pausing, rest, cessation (400) from pausat-, past participial stem of pausare + classical Latin -iō. In later use independently from pause + -ation.
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