- 1Forming adjectives and adverbs of manner or respect such as clockwise, otherwise. Compare with -ways.
In modern English, the suffix -wise is attached to nouns to form a sentence adverb meaning ‘concerning or with respect to,’ as in tax-wise , money-wise , time-wise , etc. The suffix is widely used, but most of the words so formed are not considered appropriate in formal writing.
More definitions of -wiseDefinition of -wise in:
- The British & World English dictionary