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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; home.
His family lives in a grand old residence up on the hill.
synonyms:
apartment, dwelling, flat, home, house, place
definition 2: the act or a period of living in a place.
I enjoyed my residence in Hawaii.
synonyms:
stay
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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.