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-ance

noun suffix

: the action or process of doing something

Full Definition of -ANCE

1
:  action or process <furtherance> :  instance of an action or process <performance>
2
:  quality or state :  instance of a quality or state <protuberance>
3
:  amount or degree <conductance>

Origin of -ANCE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin -antia, from -ant-, -ans -ant + -ia -y

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