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-wise

adverb combining form

: in the position or direction of

: in the manner of

: with regard to

Full Definition of -WISE

1
a :  in the manner of <crabwise> <fanwise>
b :  in the position or direction of <slantwise> <clockwise>
2
:  with regard to :  in respect of <dollarwise>

Origin of -WISE

Middle English, from Old English -wīsan, from wīse manner
-WISE Defined for Kids

-wise

adverb suffix \ˌwīz\

Definition of -WISE for Kids

1
:  in the manner of
2
:  in the position or direction of <clockwise>
3
:  with regard to <The movie is successful profit-wise.>

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