nonuniform

adjective
non·​uni·​form | \ ˌnän-ˈyü-nə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce nonuniform (audio) \

Definition of nonuniform

: not uniform: such as
a : marked by varied or changing appearance (as of surface, color, or pattern) Hence, we don't see a smooth lenticular galactic disk, but an ill-defined, and nonuniform luminous celestial path—the galaxy called the Milky Way.— John Goss
b : not consistent in conduct, character, or effect : exhibiting variation, deviation, or unequal or dissimilar operation … there had been little reason to be concerned about nonuniform laws …The Toledo Blade (Ohio)

Other Words from nonuniform

nonuniformity \ ˌnän-​ˌyü-​nə-​ˈfȯr-​mə-​tē How to pronounce nonuniform (audio) \ noun
… is principally a result of the nonuniformity both of mortgage terms and of underwriting requirements … — Andrew Kahr

First Known Use of nonuniform

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonuniform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonuniform. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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