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

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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Origin of -ency

Definition for -ency (2 of 2)

ency.

or encyc., encycl


abbreviation

encyclopedia.
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British Dictionary definitions for -ency

-ency

suffix forming nouns

a variant of -ence fluency; permanency
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