AskDefine | Define oneness

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oneness n : the quality of being united into one [syn: unity]

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From one + noun of state suffix -ness


  1. state of being one or undivided; unity


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  • Oneness (concept) refers to the experience of oneness and monism. The concept appears in multiple religious and mystical belief systems/philosophy, most notably in Hinduism.
  • Oneness in Christian theology is an attribute of the Christian deity put forward in contradistinction to trinitarianism. Oneness of God means that Father, Son and Holy Spirit, while all fully divine (in contrast with the lesser status of Son and Spirit associated with some beliefs), are not separate persons but expressions of the one God (alpha omega =being the first and last). Oneness Pentecostalism is a specific sect of Pentecostalism proclaiming the oneness of God. There are others (not Pentecostals) who believe in the oneness of God: see also Unitarianism, Sabellianism, and Nontrinitarianism.
  • Oneness may also refer to the property of a positive number which counts the number of steps it takes to reach the number one iterating with the following rules: if a number is even then divide it by 2, if a number is odd then multiply it by 3 and add 1.

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