-ence definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French -ence and amp; Classical Latin -entia ; from -ent- (see -ent) plush -ia, noun ending
-ence definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- State or condition: dependence.
- Action: emergence.
Origin: Middle English, from Latin -entia (from -ēns, -ent-, -ent) and from Old French -ance, -ance.