non·​uni·​form ˌnän-ˈyü-nə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce nonuniform (audio)
: not uniform: such as
: 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
: 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)
nonuniformity noun
… is principally a result of the nonuniformity both of mortgage terms and of underwriting requirements … Andrew Kahr

Examples of nonuniform in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But in a sign of just how nonuniform these companies are, execs at two more companies that comprise the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers are said to be discouraging execs from sending notes during the strike, and a third is taking a wait-and-see approach to the subject. Lacey Rose, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 May 2023 Mozzarella was easily distinguished from the other cheeses by its extremely nonuniform color—more than 3 times more Primitives and an order of magnitude higher CCI than the other cheeses. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 25 Aug. 2014 The text argued for the existence of mountains on the moon, among other insights, and attributed the motion of celestial bodies following nonuniform paths to physical causes. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 10 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonuniform was in 1856

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“Nonuniform.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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