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-ment

noun suffix

: 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
a :  concrete result, object, or agent of a (specified) action <embankment>
b :  concrete means or instrument of a (specified) action <entertainment>
2
a :  action :  process <development>
b :  place of a (specified) action <encampment>
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
-MENTS Defined for Kids

-ment

noun suffix \mənt\

Definition of -MENT for Kids

1
:  result, goal, or method of a specified action <entertainment>
2
:  action :  process <development>
3
:  place of a specified action <encampment>
4
:  state :  condition <amazement>

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