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 History of this Word

"acy" is from "ateia" spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, this is a word added to the end of another word to make a new word. The initial word may change slightly so the resulting word will sound better with the added ending.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-acy" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending used to form nouns that show condition or state. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-acy illustration Her argument, as she originally stated it, contained a fallacy.
-acy illustration Today's technology demands higher accuracies.