noun, sometimes capitalized
all·​ness | \ ˈȯlnə̇s \
plural -es

Definition of allness

: the quality or state of being complete or universal to learn it not in a specialized way but … in its relation to the allness of things— D. C. Peattie he seemed at the center of the vast allness— Irwin Edman : totality, completeness, universality

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First Known Use of allness

circa 1652, in the meaning defined above

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“Allness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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