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Any ideas of 'other' are complicated, and otherness is relative to personal ideas of 'normal.'
Meshell Ndegeocello

Meaning of "otherness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OTHERNESS

otherness  [ˈʌðənɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OTHERNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Otherness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OTHERNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of otherness in the English dictionary

The definition of otherness in the dictionary is the quality of being different or distinct in appearance, character, etc.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OTHERNESS


awareness
əˈwɛənɪs
baroness
ˈbærənɪs
bitterness
ˈbɪtənɪs
cleverness
ˈklevənɪs
deaconess
ˈdiːkənɪs
dearness
ˈdɪənɪs
drunkenness
ˈdrʌŋkənɪs
eagerness
ˈiːɡənɪs
fairness
ˈfɛənɪs
governess
ˈɡʌvənɪs
lioness
ˈlaɪənɪs
Romanes
ˈrɒmənɪs
self-awareness
ˈsɛlfəˈwɛənɪs
sourness
ˈsaʊənɪs
tenderness
ˈtɛndənɪs
thoroughness
ˈθʌrənɪs
togetherness
təˈɡɛðənɪs
unawareness
ˌʌnəˈwɛənɪs
unfairness
ʌnˈfɛənɪs
wilderness
ˈwɪldənɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OTHERNESS

other
other from
other ranks
other than
other things being equal
other world
other-directed
othergates
otherguess
others
otherwhere
otherwhile
otherwise
otherworldish
otherworldliness
otherworldly

WORDS THAT END LIKE OTHERNESS

a voice in the wilderness
Barrow-in-Furness
betterness
business
clearness
die in harness
farness
Furness
globularness
harness
in harness
in the wilderness
Inverness
nearness
poorness
queerness
Sheerness
slenderness
soberness
somberness
the Wilderness

Synonyms and antonyms of otherness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «otherness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OTHERNESS

Find out the translation of otherness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of otherness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «otherness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

差异性
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

otredad
570 millions of speakers

English

otherness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भिन्नता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الآخر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

инаковость
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

alteridade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভিন্নতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

altérité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lain-lain
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Anderssein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

他者性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

타자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Liyane
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tính khác biệt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கவிதைத்தொகுப்பை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

इतरत्व
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ötekilik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

alterità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

inność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

інакшість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

alteritate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ετερότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

andersheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

otherness
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

annerledeshet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of otherness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OTHERNESS»

The term «otherness» is quite widely used and occupies the 44.057 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OTHERNESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about otherness

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4 QUOTES WITH «OTHERNESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word otherness.
1
Morag Joss
I have patches of insomnia, and I'm fascinated by the otherness of the world at night. The stillness. Daytime preoccupations fall away, standards change, thoughts change. It's a canvas for reinvention, I think.
2
Brendan Myers
At the risk of sounding like a spoilsport, I'd say that pagans have about the same experience of otherness and isolation as anyone else. We're not special in that regard. But this is because the problem of loneliness is almost universal - and that, to my mind, makes it much more serious.
3
Meshell Ndegeocello
Any ideas of 'other' are complicated, and otherness is relative to personal ideas of 'normal.'
4
Lynne Truss
Writers and painters alike are in the business of consulting their own imaginations, and stimulating the imaginations of others. Together, and separately, they celebrate the absolute mystery of otherness.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OTHERNESS»

Discover the use of otherness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to otherness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Art & Otherness: Crisis in Cultural Identity
In these ten crucial essays, McEvilley clarifies how the presentation of art can determine its reception, how "influence" can be bi-directional, how "otherness" serves to define "self," and how art need not necessarily lose its ...
Thomas McEvilley, 1992
2
Cultural Encounters: Representing Otherness
Cultural Encounters examines how 'otherness' has been constituted, communicated and transformed in cultural representation.
Elizabeth Hallam, Brian Street, 2013
3
Racial and Cultural Otherness: The Lived Experience of ...
In the sociological literature, Otherness is conceptualized as a condition of difference that is imposed upon a group by another more powerful group.
Angela Mullin-Jackson, 2010
4
Otherness
A wide-ranging and thought-provoking collection of short stories which confirms David Brin as one of the foremost writers of science fiction.
David Brin, 2011
5
Essays on Otherness
Essays on Otherness presents for the first time in English many of Laplanche's key essays and is the first book to provide an overview of his work.
Jean Laplanche, John Fletcher, 2005
6
Strangers, Gods and Monsters: Interpreting Otherness
This is a fascinating look at how human identity is shaped by three powerful but enigmatic forces. Richard Kearney shows, how the human outlook on the world is formed by the mysterious triumvirate of strangers, gods and monsters,
Richard Kearney, 2005
7
Identity, Otherness and Empire in Shakespeare's Rome
Contributors to this collection delve into the relationship between Rome and Shakespeare.
Maria Del Sapio Garbero, 2009
8
Subjectivity and Otherness: A Philosophical Reading of Lacan
An original treatment of psychoanalytic issues, Subjectivity and Otherness fills a significant gap in the existing literature on Lacan, taking seriously the need for a philosophical investigation of Lacanian concepts.Lorenzo Chiesa is a ...
Lorenzo Chiesa, 2007
9
Otherness in Hollywood Cinema
Erudite and highly informed, this is a sweeping survey of how the American film industry has portrayed the foreign and the exotic.
Michael Richardson, 2010
10
The Otherness of Self: A Genealogy of the Self in ...
An exploration of the conflict between traditional Chinese ideology and modern Chinese business practice
Xin Liu, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OTHERNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term otherness is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Lafayette community looks inward to begin healing after theater …
... said this process of attributing otherness to perpetrators like Houser is a lot like what she's seen within a network of gun violence survivors in ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
2
Standing O for Bruce Jenner as He Introduces Boy George at Concert
The Culture Club singer also said society should embrace people, regardless of their race, gender, or “otherness.” Jenner was later spotted at ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
3
I'm in a wheelchair, I'm queer and I'm still a real man
My wheelchair is even more an emblem of perceived otherness at a party, which is never a place where I can let my guard down. In such a ... «Mashable, Jul 15»
4
Altruistic Horizons: Our tribal natures, the 'fear effect' and the end of …
3) Another might be called the “Otherness Horizon” - where one looks not for danger but for opportunities, adventures, new allies, new mating ... «Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Jul 15»
5
Caitlyn Jenner says she considered suicide
The ideal world would be where we don't judge people on their 'otherness, ' we embrace that otherness. “We don't want people murdered over ... «iFreePress.com, Jul 15»
6
Otherness: Book reading of a true story by Osisiye Tafa
'Otherness' book reading that will explore the relationship between history, memory and reflect on the way we want to be seen by others. «Pulse Nigeria, Jul 15»
7
A Point of View: Why the row between Greece and Germany is like a …
This time it was the industrious working and middle classes of the post-war continent who became literally intoxicated by the otherness of ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
8
There's not much I like about Ireland, so I live in London
... up in the curious position of demanding acknowledgment of your “otherness” while those with real challenges do all they can to overcome it. «Irish Times, Jul 15»
9
Day: Bill Cosby is not Cliff Huxtable
By its mere existence, the sitcom showed that I was normal, despite the otherness ascribed to me by some of my white classmates who insisted ... «Tampabay.com, Jul 15»
10
The psychology of a peninsula
But it couches the claim in larger arguments about Britain's otherness among European states, asserting that the country should reorient its ... «The Economist, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Otherness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/otherness>. Oct 2020 ».
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