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-ence

suffix uk ( also -ance)   /-əns/ us  

-ence suffix (ACTION)

used to form nouns that refer to an action or series of actions: violence (= violent actions) a performance (= act of performing)

-ence suffix (STATE)

used to form nouns that describe a state or quality: her long absence (= period during which she was absent)
Translations of “-ence”
in Chinese (Traditional) 行爲, (用於構成名詞,表示行爲)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 行为, (用于构成名词,表示行为)…
(Definition of -ence from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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