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Pronunciation : -ance. [F. -ance
Part of Speech : fr. L. -antia and also fr. -entia.]
Definition : Defn: A suffix signifying action; also, quality or state; as, assistance, resistance, appearance, elegance. See -ancy.

All recently adopted words of this class take either -ance or -ence, according to the Latin spelling.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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