-ence
noun suffix Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin -entia, from -ent-, -ens, present participle ending + -ia 2-y 1. action or process <
emergence
>
; instance of an action or process <
reference
>
2. quality or state <
despondence
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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