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a noun suffix, equivalent to -ence: consistency; dependency; exigency.
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Origin of -ency

Other definitions for -ency (2 of 2)

ency.

or encyc., encycl


abbreviation
encyclopedia.
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How to use -ency in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for -ency

-ency

suffix forming nouns
a variant of -ence fluency; permanency
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