One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
With reference to a pattern or design: the quality of being composed of elements that are repeated over the whole extent. In art: the abstract style of painting in which the composition is dispersed with almost equal intensity over the whole picture.
Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). Originally from all over + -ness; compare later all-over. In later use from all-over + -ness.
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