the state or quality of being the same; identity; uniformity.
lack of variety; monotony.

Origin of sameness

First recorded in 1575–85; same + -ness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of sameness

Historical Examples of sameness

  • There is necessarily a sameness in the records of these pestilences.

    English Villages

    P. H. Ditchfield

  • The human mind is a sort of reflection of this, having ideas of Being, Sameness, and the like.



  • There is no sameness of existence, but the new mortality is always taking the place of the old.

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

  • But how can that which does not partake of sameness, have either the same measures or have anything else the same?

British Dictionary definitions for sameness



the state or quality of being the same
lack of change; monotony
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Word Origin and History for sameness

1580s, from same + -ness.

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