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-wise

suffix uk   us   /-waɪz/

-wise suffix (IN THIS WAY)

in this way or in this direction: clockwise lengthwise

-wise suffix (RELATING TO)

informal relating to a particular thing: What shall we do food-wise - do you fancy going out to eat? Money-wise, of course, I'm much better off than I used to be. What do we need to take with us clothes-wise? We were very lucky weather-wise yesterday.
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