-ence definition

  • suffix:
    • State or condition: dependence.
    • Action: emergence.
    • Same as -ance; having the condition or problem of.
  • others:
    • A noun suffix signifying activity, state, or high quality; in addition, whatever relates to the activity or state; like in emergence, diffidence, diligence, influence, distinction, quality. See -ance.
    • See -ance, -ancy, and -ent.

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