-wise
adverb combining form Etymology: Middle English, from Old English -wīsan, from wīse manner 1. a. in the manner of <
crabwise
>
<
fanwise
>
b. in the position or direction of <
slantwise
>
<
clockwise
>
2. with regard to ; in respect of <
dollarwise
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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