otherness

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noun oth·er·ness \ˈə-thər-nəs\

Definition of otherness

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being other or different

  2. 2 :  something that is other or different

Examples of otherness in a sentence

  1. As an American growing up in Africa, I always felt a sense of otherness.

  2. the otherness of their small religious community

1587

First Known Use of otherness

1587


OTHERNESS Defined for English Language Learners

otherness

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noun oth·er·ness \ˈə-thər-nəs\

Definition of otherness for English Language Learners

  • : the quality of being different or unusual


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