ency
or encyc abbreviation encyclopedia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • -ency — en*cy [L. entia.] A noun suffix having much the same meaning as ence, but more commonly signifying the quality or state; as, emergency, efficiency. See { ancy} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ency — or encyc abbrev. encyclopedia * * * …   Universalium

  • -ency — suffix denoting quality or state, from L. entia. Derivatively identical with ENCE (Cf. ence) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ency. — ency. (encyclopedia) n. book or set of books containing alphabetically arranged information on many subjects …   English contemporary dictionary

  • -ency — [ən sē, n sē] [L entia] suffix ENCE [dependency, emergency, efficiency] …   English World dictionary

  • ency — or encyc abbrev. encyclopedia …   English World dictionary

  • -ency — suffix forming nouns denoting a quality (efficiency; fluency) or state (presidency) but not action (cf. ENCE). Etymology: L entia (cf. ANCY) * * * ənsē, ən , si noun suffix ( es) Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • ency. — encyclopedia. Also, encyc., encycl. * * * ency, suffix. 1. added to verbs the act or fact of ing: »Dependency = the act or fact of depending. 2. added to adjectives ending in ent the quality or condition of being ent: »Frequency = the condition… …   Useful english dictionary

  • -ency — noun suffix Etymology: Middle English encie, from Latin entia more at ence quality or state < despondency > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -ency — a noun suffix, equivalent to ence: consistency; dependency; exigency. [ ENCE + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

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