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- 1.1Denoting a quality or an instance of it.‘impertinence’
- 1.2Denoting an action or its result.‘reference’‘reminiscence’
- 1.1Denoting a quality or an instance of it.
From French -ence, from Latin -entia, -antia (from present participial stems -ent-, -ant-). Since the 16th century many inconsistencies have occurred in the use of -ence and -ance.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.