Meaning of -ANCE in English

-ANCE

-ance / ə ns/ BrE AmE , -ence suffix [in nouns]

[ Language: Old French ; Origin: Latin -antia , from -ant ; ⇨ ↑ -ant ]

the action, state, or quality of doing something or of being something:

his sudden appearance (=he appeared suddenly)

her brilliance (=she is ↑ brilliant )

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.