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  1. the quality of being one; singleness.
  2. uniqueness.
  3. sameness; identity.
  4. unity of thought, feeling, belief, aim, etc.; agreement; concord.
  5. 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
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Related Words for oneness

individuality, wholeness, unanimity, accord, uniformity, concord, union, unity, harmony, singularity, integrity, identity, sameness, indivisibility

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Historical Examples of oneness

  • "My dear," he said, flattered by the oneness of her love for him.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • It was not the continuity of men's lives I felt, but their oneness.

  • And sameness has been shown to be of a nature distinct from oneness?

  • He said to me once, “The oneness of two people could make a home in Sahara.”

  • Somewhere, of course, lies the shore of Brotherhood, and beyond that the shore of Oneness.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

British Dictionary definitions for oneness


  1. the state or quality of being one; singleness
  2. the state of being united; agreement
  3. uniqueness
  4. sameness
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Word Origin and History for oneness


1590s, from one + -ness. A re-formation of Middle English onnesse, which vanished by 13c.

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