-ence Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “-ence” in the English Dictionary

"-ence" in British English

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(also -ance) uk   us   /-əns/

-ence suffix (ACTION)

used to ​formnouns that refer to an ​action or ​series of ​actions: violence (= ​violentactions) a ​performance (= ​act of ​performing)

-ence suffix (STATE)

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