CY

abbreviation

Definition of CY

  1. calendar year


-cy

noun suffix

Definition of -cy

  1. 1 :  action :  practice <mendicancy>

  2. 2 :  rank :  office <chaplaincy>

  3. 3 :  body :  class <magistracy>

  4. 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


Medical Dictionary

Cy

abbreviation

Medical Definition of Cy

  1. cyanogen


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