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[seym-nis] /ˈseɪm nɪs/
the state or quality of being the same; identity; uniformity.
lack of variety; monotony.
Origin of sameness
1575-85; same + -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for sameness
  • After thousands of years of sameness, life altered in radical ways.
  • It was something else, an awesome expanse of reedy sameness.
  • All of it has certain sameness no matter what the outlet.
  • The reason for not comprehensively reading this offering is boredom with sameness.
  • Nevertheless, there will be a sameness due to the limits of a single personality.
  • All this sameness is a big problem for the apparel business.
  • In no other part of the rich world is this idea so zealously upheld-to the point of sometimes being confused with sameness.
  • The sameness is depressing in some ways, but far better than the sullen bread queues that epitomised communism.
  • But eventually that commitment to ubiquity and sameness killed the company.
  • You've met the other regulars and now revel in the sameness, day after day.
British Dictionary definitions for sameness


the state or quality of being the same
lack of change; monotony
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for sameness

1580s, from same + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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