variants: or encyc

Definition of ency

 (Entry 1 of 2)

-ency

noun suffix

Definition of -ency (Entry 2 of 2)

: quality or state despondency

History and Etymology for ency

Noun suffix

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ency

Statistics for ency

Cite this Entry

“Ency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ency. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for ency

-ency

noun suffix

English Language Learners Definition of -ency

: the quality or state of being (something)

-ency

noun suffix
-en·​cy | \ ən-sē, ᵊn-sē \
plural -encies

Kids Definition of -ency

: quality or state inconsistency urgency

Comments on ency

What made you want to look up ency? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!