variant of -orama, occurring as the final element in compounds when the first element is a disyllable ending in – r, used so that the entire word maintains the same number of syllables as panorama, :
-amide also amide, in chemical use, 1850, denoting a compound obtained by replacing one hydrogen atom in ammonia with an element or radical, from fr. amide, from am(monia) + -ide; coined by fr. chemist charles-adolphe wurtz (1817-1884).
variant of amino- as final element of a compound word: dramamine. -amine combining form indicating an amine histamine, methylamine -amine suff. amine: phenylamine.
a suffix occurring originally in adjectives borrowed from latin, formed from nouns denoting places (roman; urban) or persons (augustan), and now productively forming english adjectives by extension of the latin pattern. attached to geographic names, it denotes provenance or membership (american; chicagoan; tibetan), the latter sense now extended to membership in social cl-sses, religious denominations, […]
a suffix that forms collective nouns denoting an -ssembly of items, as household objects, art, books, or maps, or a description of such items, as a bibliography, all of which are representative of or -ssociated with the place, person, or period named by the stem: americana; shakespeareana; victoriana. also, -iana. -ana suffix denoting a collection […]
a suffix used to form nouns either from adjectives in -ant or from verbs: brilliance; appearance. -ance suffix indicating an action, state or condition, or quality hindrance, tenancy, resemblance compare -ence word origin via old french from latin -antia; see -ancy -ance suffix attached to verbs to form abstract nouns of process or fact (convergence […]