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-ment

noun suffix

Simple Definition of -ment

  • : the action or process of doing something

  • : the product or result of an action

  • : the state or condition caused by an action

Full Definition of -ment

  1. 1 a :  concrete result, object, or agent of a (specified) action <embankment> b :  concrete means or instrument of a (specified) action <entertainment>

  2. 2 a :  action :  process <development> b :  place of a (specified) action <encampment>

  3. 3 :  state or condition resulting from a (specified) action <amazement>

Origin of -ment

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin -mentum; akin to Latin -men, suffix denoting concrete result, Greek -mat-, -ma


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