-ency

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Etymology[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

-ency

  1. Forming abstract nouns denoting states, conditions, or qualities.
    transparency

Usage notes[edit]

  • Nouns in -ency usually have adjective counterparts in -ent; indeed, -ency may be thought of as -ent + -y.

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