-ity

noun suffix

Definition of -ity

plural -ities
: quality : state : degree
  • alkalinity
  • theatricality

Origin and Etymology of -ity

Middle 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


-ITY Defined for Kids

-ity

noun suffix \ ə-tē \

Definition of -ity for Students

plural -ities
: quality : state : degree
  • similarity

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