sameness

noun
same·​ness | \ ˈsām-nəs How to pronounce sameness (audio) \

Definition of sameness

1 : the quality or state of being the same : identity, similarity

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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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For some coaches, the sameness of the league’s coaching ranks could have a subtle, though important, effect. Alan Blinder, BostonGlobe.com, "A twist for SEC football: No new head coaches," 29 Aug. 2019 The destruction had a bleak sameness to it, the warplanes and artillery having obliterated all but a few fingerholds of humanity. Vivian Yee, New York Times, "What ‘Victory’ Looks Like: A Journey Through Shattered Syria," 20 Aug. 2019 By the way, there’s an explanation for the sameness of the deals. Christopher Elliott, chicagotribune.com, "Are you getting the best deal when you book through an online travel agency?," 20 Aug. 2019 By the way, there’s an explanation for the sameness of the deals. Christopher Elliott, Washington Post, "Are you getting the best deal when you book through an online travel agency?," 8 Aug. 2019 The key to his success lately — since his 10-day break throwing bullpens in Single-A last month — has been getting back to the pinpoint command of his fastball that enhances the deceptive sameness of his change-up. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres notes: Rotation turns; Paddack’s first pitch advantage; Machado’s surge," 22 July 2019 There’s something intensely calming about the mediocre, bland sameness of airport newsstands. Andrea Whittle, Condé Nast Traveler, "In the Battle of Hudson News Versus Willpower, Hudson News Always Wins," 19 July 2019 These are big, splashy events, though the industry’s steady creative churn has often been compared to a game of musical chairs, one over which a creeping sense of sameness has settled. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Chanel lost its iconic designer this year. Meet the woman who replaced him.," 2 July 2019 Suburbs are often regarded as places of suffocating sameness. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Essential Arts: Spanish art at the San Diego Museum of Art is looking golden," 29 June 2019

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First Known Use of sameness

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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sameness

: the quality or state of being alike or of not changing

sameness

noun
same·​ness | \ ˈsām-nəs How to pronounce sameness (audio) \

Kids Definition of sameness

1 : the quality or state of being identical or like another There was a sameness to his stories.
2 : monotony

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