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English definition of “-ence”

-ence

suffix (ACTION) (also -ance)     /-əns/
used to form nouns that refer to an action or series of actions: violence (= violent actions) a performance (= act of performing)Acting and actsDealing with things or people
(Definition of -ence suffix (ACTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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