[ bih-lawng-ing-nis, -long- ]
/ bɪˈlɔŋ ɪŋ nɪs, -ˈlɒŋ- /


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.

Origin of belongingness

First recorded in 1930–35; belonging + -ness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019