-ance
Suffix
  1. Added to an adjective or verb to form a noun indicating a state or condition, such as result or capacity, associated with the verb.
    ally + -ance → alliance
    perform + -ance → performance
    reluctant + -ance → reluctance
  2. Added to a verb to form a noun indicating a process or action.
    appear + -ance → appearance
    resist + -ance → resistance
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