-ment
noun suffix Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin -mentum; akin to Latin -men, suffix denoting concrete result, Greek -mat-, -ma 1. a. concrete result, object, or agent of a (specified) action <
embankment
>
<
entanglement
>
b. concrete means or instrument of a (specified) action <
entertainment
>
2. a. action ; process <
encirclement
>
<
development
>
b. place of a (specified) action <
encampment
>
3. state or condition resulting from a (specified) action <
amazement
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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