plural -es
: 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

Word History


out entry 3 + -ness

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“Outness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outness. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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