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Definition of -ment 

1a : concrete result, object, or agent of a (specified) action embankment

b : concrete means or instrument of a (specified) action entertainment

2a : action : process development

b : place of a (specified) action encampment

3 : state or condition resulting from a (specified) action amazement

History and Etymology for -ment

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin -mentum; akin to Latin -men, suffix denoting concrete result, Greek -mat-, -ma

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English Language Learners Definition of -ment

: the action or process of doing something

: the product or result of an action

: the state or condition caused by an action


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Kids Definition of -ment

1 : result, goal, or method of a specified action entertainment

2 : action : process development

3 : place of a specified action encampment

4 : state : condition amazement

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