What does -ance mean?

-ance in AZ Dictionary

(s) State or condition: absorptance.
(s) Action: continuance.
(s) put into the stem of a verb to create a noun showing circumstances or condition, particularly outcome or ability, linked to the verb.
A suffix signifying activity; also, quality or condition. See -ancy.
(n) A suffix of Latin beginning, developing nouns from adjectives in -ant, or straight from verbs, as importance, defiance, purveyance, etc.; also used in combination with native English verbs, like in abidance, forbearance, furtherance, barrier, riddance, etc.

-ance in Community Dictionary

suffix; produced from the phrase abundance. It really is utilized at the conclusion of any term specifying a plentiful size of things of the same kind, often making chaos, catastrophe, really disorganized or used just to specify which you got most of the exact same kind. by MichaelReport definition

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    • -ency
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  • Variant for "-ance"
    • -ancy
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