-ance

noun suffix

Definition of -ance

  1. 1 :  action or process <furtherance> :  instance of an action or process <performance>

  2. 2 :  quality or state :  instance of a quality or state <protuberance>

  3. 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


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