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

History and Etymology for -ance

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

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“-ance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ance. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of -ance

: the action or process of doing something
\ əns \

Kids Definition of -ance

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

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