-ance

-ance
noun suffix Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin -antia, from -ant-, -ans -ant + -ia -y 1. action or process <
furtherance
>
; instance of an action or process <
performance
>
2. quality or state ; instance of a quality or state <
protuberance
>
3. amount or degree <
conductance
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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