-wise

[[t]-waɪz[/t]]
1) COMB in ADV: ADV with cl -wise is added to nouns to form adverbs indicating that something is the case when considering the particular thing mentioned.

Career-wise, this illness couldn't have come at a worse time...

It was a much better day weather-wise...

Because the work was voluntary it was flexible, time-wise.

2) COMB in ADV: ADV after v -wise is added to nouns to form adverbs indicating that someone behaves in the same way as the person or thing that is mentioned.

We were housed student-wise in dormitory rooms...

Kenny, struggling with too many chairs, moved crabwise towards the door.

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English dictionary. 2008.

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