-ity

noun suffix

Definition of -ity

plural

-ities

  1. :  quality :  state :  degree alkalinity theatricality

Origin and Etymology of -ity

Medieval French -ité, from Latin -itat-, -itas, from -i- (stem vowel of adjectives) + -tat-, -tas -ity; akin to Greek -tēt-, -tēs -ity


-ITY Defined for English Language Learners

-ity

noun suffix

Definition of -ity for English Language Learners

  • : quality, state, or degree


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