-ance

noun suffix

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

noun suffix

English Language Learners Definition of -ance

: the action or process of doing something

-ance

noun suffix
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Kids Definition of -ance

1 : action or process performance

2 : quality or state resemblance

3 : amount or degree clearance

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