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 History of this Word

"cene" is from "kainos" (new) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
Holocene
Miocene
Paleocene

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grammar is modifier

"-cene" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates "recent". Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-cene illustration The Pleistocene Epoch lasted until 10,000 years ago.
-cene illustration It was one of many types of early mammals that flourished in the tropical Eocene.