-ance

noun suffix

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

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Word History

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near -ance

Cite this Entry

“-ance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ance. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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Kids Definition

-ance

noun suffix

əns
1
: action or process
performance
2
: quality or state
resemblance
3
: amount or degree
clearance
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