Etymology
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otherness (n.)

"state or quality of being other," 1580s, from other + -ness.

updated on October 08, 2019

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Definitions of otherness from WordNet

otherness (n.)
the quality of being not alike; being distinct or different from that otherwise experienced or known;
Synonyms: distinctness / separateness
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.