-wise [ waız ] 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)

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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