[ wuhn-nis ]
/ ˈwʌn nɪs /


the quality of being one; singleness.
sameness; identity.
unity of thought, feeling, belief, aim, etc.; agreement; concord.
a strong feeling of closeness or affinity; union: He feels a oneness with God.


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Origin of oneness

before 900; Middle English onnesse; Old English ānnes; see one, -ness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for oneness

/ (ˈwʌnnɪs) /


the state or quality of being one; singleness
the state of being united; agreement
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