ency

abbreviation
variants: or encyc

Definition of ency


-ency

noun suffix

Definition of -ency

: quality or state
  • despondency

Origin and Etymology of -ency

Middle English -encie, from Latin -entia — more at -ence


ENCY Defined for English Language Learners

-ency

Definition of -ency for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of being (something)


ENCY Defined for Kids

-ency

noun suffix -en·cy \ ən-sē , ᵊn-sē \

Definition of -ency for Students

plural -encies
: quality or state
  • inconsistency
  • urgency

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