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residence

res·i·dence

residence

 
 
pronunciation:
re zih dns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a house or any other place where one lives; dwelling.
synonyms:
abode, apartment, domicile, dwelling, flat, habitation, home, house, place
definition 2: the act or a period of residing.
synonyms:
stay
similar words:
abode, habitation
definition 3: the fact of living more or less permanently in a place.
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The word residence contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.