Dictionary.com

-ency

Save This Word!

a noun suffix, equivalent to -ence: consistency; dependency; exigency.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of -ency

Other definitions for -ency (2 of 2)

ency.

or encyc., encycl


abbreviation
encyclopedia.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use -ency in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for -ency

-ency

suffix forming nouns
a variant of -ence fluency; permanency
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK