outness

noun
out·​ness
plural -es

Definition of outness

: the quality or state of being out specifically : the quality or state of being distinguishable from the perceiving mind by existing in space and possessing materiality : externality are more than thought and have an outness, a reality sui generis — S. T. Coleridge

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out entry 3 + -ness

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“Outness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outness. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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