noun Date: 1581 1. the quality or state of being the same ; identity, similarity 2. monotony, uniformity

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  • Sameness — Same ness, n. 1. The state of being the same; identity; absence of difference; near resemblance; correspondence; similarity; as, a sameness of person, of manner, of sound, of appearance, and the like. A sameness of the terms. Bp. Horsley. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sameness — index constant, correspondence (similarity), facsimile, identity (similarity), par (equality) …   Law dictionary

  • sameness — 1660s, from SAME (Cf. same) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sameness — [n] likeness, similarity adequation, alikeness, analogy, equality, equivalency, identicalness, identity, indistinguishability, monotony, no difference, oneness, par, parity, predictability, repetition, resemblance, selfsameness, standardization,… …   New thesaurus

  • sameness — [sām′nis] n. 1. the state or quality of being the same; identity or uniformity 2. lack of change or variety; monotony …   English World dictionary

  • sameness — [[t]se͟ɪmnəs[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with supp The sameness of something is its lack of variety. He grew bored by the sameness of the speeches …   English dictionary

  • sameness — noun 1. the quality of being alike (Freq. 3) sameness of purpose kept them together • Ant: ↑difference • Derivationally related forms: ↑same • Hypernyms: ↑quality …   Useful english dictionary

  • sameness — Synonyms and related words: accordance, agreement, alikeness, alliance, analogy, aping, approach, approximation, assimilation, broken record, clockwork regularity, closeness, coequality, coincidence, community, comparability, comparison,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sameness — same|ness [ seımnəs ] noun uncount a lack of change or variety: There was a sameness about much of the music …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sameness — UK [ˈseɪmnəs] / US noun [uncountable] a lack of change or variety There was a sameness about much of the music …   English dictionary

  • sameness — same ► ADJECTIVE 1) (the same) exactly alike; not different or changed. 2) (this/that same) referring to a person or thing just mentioned. ► PRONOUN 1) (the same) the same thing as previously mentioned. 2) ( …   English terms dictionary

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