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belongingness

[ bih-lawng-ing-nis, -long- ]
/ bɪˈlɔŋ ɪŋ nɪs, -ˈlɒŋ- /
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noun
the quality or state of being an essential or important part of something: The company has developed social programs to give employees a sense of belongingness.
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Origin of belongingness

First recorded in 1930–35; belonging + -ness
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