-wise

UK [waɪz] / US suffix
1) speaking of, or referring to: used with many nouns, verbs, and adjectives

It was a poor show, talent-wise (= speaking of talent).

weather-wise (= referring to the weather)

2) in the direction of: used with some nouns and adjectives

lengthwise (= from one end to another)

cross-wise (= in a cross direction)


English dictionary. 2014.

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