CY

abbreviation

Definition of CY

calendar year

-cy

noun suffix

Definition of -cy

1 :action :practice
  • mendicancy
2 :rank :office
  • chaplaincy
3 :body :class
  • magistracy
4 :state :quality
  • bankruptcy
often replacing a final -t or -te of the base word
  • accuracy

Origin and Etymology of -cy

Middle English -cie, from Anglo-French, from Latin -tia, partly from -t- (final stem consonant) + -ia -y, partly from Greek -tia, -teia, from -t- (final stem consonant) + -ia, -eia -y


CY Defined for English Language Learners

-cy

noun suffix

Definition of -cy for English Language Learners

  • : the state of having a particular quality

  • : the action or practice of a particular type of person

  • : the state of having a particular role or rank


CY Defined for Kids

-cy

noun suffix \ \

Definition of -cy for Students

plural -cies
1 :action :practice
  • piracy
2 :rank :office
3 :body :class
4 :state :quality
  • accuracy
  • bankruptcy

Medical Dictionary

Cy

abbreviation

medical Definition of Cy

cyanogen

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