sameness

noun

same·​ness ˈsām-nəs How to pronounce sameness (audio)
1
: the quality or state of being the same : identity, similarity
2

Examples of sameness in a Sentence

the sameness of the two methods There is a sameness to his stories that makes them too predictable.
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Word History

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sameness was in 1581

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“Sameness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sameness. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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sameness

noun
same·​ness ˈsām-nəs How to pronounce sameness (audio)
1
: the quality or state of being the same : identity
2

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