a combining form of Greek origin meaning “distribution,” “arrangement,” “management,”: astronomy; economy; taxonomy.
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English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
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British Dictionary definitions for -nomy
n combining form
indicating a science or the laws governing a certain field of knowledgeagronomy; economy
Derived forms of -nomy-nomic, adj combining form
Word Origin for -nomy
from Greek -nomia law; related to nemein to distribute, control
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