What does -ness mean?

-ness in AZ Dictionary

(s) State; high quality; problem; level: brightness.
(s) Appended to adjectives to make nouns indicating "the state of (the adjective)", "the standard of (the adjective)", or "the measure of (the adjective)".
(s) Appended to terms of the rest of speech to create nouns (frequently nonce words or terms in philosophy) indicating the state/quality/measure of concept represented by these words.
A suffix regularly develop abstract nouns expressive of quality or state.

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    • -th, -ia, -osity, -ability, -itia
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