Meaning of -ENCE in English

-ENCE

[-ence] n suffix [ME, fr. OF, fr. L -entia, fr. -ent-, -ens, prp. ending + -ia

[2]-y] 1: action or process "emergence": instance of an action or process "reference"

2: quality or state "despondence"

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