-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

Origin and Etymology of -ance

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


-ANCE Defined for English Language Learners

-ance

noun suffix

Definition of -ance for English Language Learners

  • : the action or process of doing something


-ANCE Defined for Kids

-ance

noun suffix \ əns \

Definition of -ance for Students

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

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