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uni·​form ˈyü-nə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce uniform (audio)
: having always the same form, manner, or degree : not varying or variable
uniform procedures
: consistent in conduct or opinion
uniform interpretation of laws
: of the same form with others : conforming to one rule or mode : consonant
: presenting an unvaried appearance of surface, pattern, or color
uniform red brick houses
: relating to or being convergence of a series whose terms are functions in such manner that the absolute value of the difference between the sum of the first n terms of the series and the sum of all terms can be made arbitrarily small for all values of the domain of the functions by choosing the nth term sufficiently far along in the series
ˈyü-nə-ˌfȯrm-lē How to pronounce uniform (audio)
uniformness noun


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uniformed; uniforming; uniforms

transitive verb

: to bring into uniformity
: to clothe with a uniform


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: dress of a distinctive design or fashion worn by members of a particular group and serving as a means of identification
broadly : distinctive or characteristic clothing


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communications code word

used as a code word for the letter u

Examples of uniform in a Sentence

Adjective The museum is kept at a uniform temperature to protect the artifacts. All departments have uniform training standards. Noun the band uniform was brown with red and white stripes
Recent Examples on the Web
Others are on locker room watch, uniform duties or any other detail that might entice an audience or recruit. Kevin Reynolds, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Sep. 2023 Use a scoop to portion: For even, uniform cookies, use a portion scoop. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 10 Sep. 2023 Strasburg was planning to officially retire Saturday with a lavish press conference at Nationals Park – and a uniform retirement ceremony penciled in for next year. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2023 In addition, the slides could be uniform with graphic borders, corporate logos and slide numbers. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2023 But what’s happening around the country is hardly uniform. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 6 Sep. 2023 Valenzuela retired as a legend, and this year the team retired his uniform number. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 5 Sep. 2023 The scoreboard featured the number 58 (his uniform number) in the home and road slots during the ceremony. Christopher Kuhagen, Journal Sentinel, 31 Aug. 2023 The startups were also reported to be relying on a uniform care model that did not adequately personalize treatments, often prescribing stimulants over treatments that may have been better indicated. Margaret Sibley, Discover Magazine, 16 Aug. 2023
New 20th anniversary logos and merchandise go on sale Tuesday, but because of MLB guidelines, bigger changes to uniform designs and logos will have to wait a year or so. Joe Noga, cleveland, 17 Jan. 2023 Skinny jeans are out and the relaxed pant look is the go-to uniform this season. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 11 Nov. 2022 First baseman Jose Abreu, most recently the focal point of the Chicago White Sox roster, will be wearing a Houston Astros uniform this coming season. Bernie Pleskoff, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2023 Baking creme brûlée in a Bain Marie/water bath insures gentle, uniform heat around the custards. Rita Nader Heikenfeld, The Enquirer, 25 Nov. 2022 Add drained chickpeas to tahini sauce and continue to process until chickpeas are completely blended into tahini and hummus is smooth and uniform in color, about 3 minutes. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, 7 Dec. 2022 Keep the length short enough to see skin through the whiskers but uniform the whole way around and the cheek and neck lines crisp. Garrett Munce, Men's Health, 10 Nov. 2022 Everything was closer together and almost uniform, except for tiny fluctuations that became the matter forming stars and galaxies. Sophie Putka, Discover Magazine, 29 July 2021 While not uniform across all stations, generally the mast will need to be between 1 inch to 1.5 inches in diameter. Ed Oswald, Popular Mechanics, 8 Nov. 2022
But after the restaurant’s manager posted the clip to Facebook and a few fan selfies featuring Del Rey in uniform popped up on the usual platforms, a narrative took hold. Mikey O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Sep. 2023 The couple later exchanged a sweet hug and kiss while Anstead, who has played soccer semi-professionally for years, was still in uniform. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2023 On the national stage, three Alaskans on NFL teams were in uniform in Week 2, and a professional hoopster signed with a new NBA team. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Sep. 2023 The next day he was abducted and murdered by armed men in RSF uniforms. Alex De Waal, Foreign Affairs, 18 Sep. 2023 Booker had been in uniform, went through warmups pregame and was a captain on the field for the coin toss, but sat out with back spasms. Nick Alvarez | Nalvarez@al.com, al, 18 Sep. 2023 First look of the Browns in the all white uniforms! Irie Harris, cleveland, 18 Sep. 2023 Many city schools require uniforms, but they are not mandated across the district. Lilly Price, Baltimore Sun, 15 Sep. 2023 Most of the items in the sale are spring and summer products, so don’t expect to find your fall uniform. Nicola Fumo, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History



Middle English uniforme, from Middle French, from Latin uniformis, from uni- + -formis -form

First Known Use


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


circa 1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1748, in the meaning defined above

Communications Code Word

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uniform was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Uniform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uniform. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


1 of 3 adjective
uni·​form ˈyü-nə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce uniform (audio)
: not varying
uniform temperature
: of the same form with others
uniform procedures in the courts
uniformly adverb


2 of 3 verb
: to dress with a uniform


3 of 3 noun
: uniform dress worn by members of a particular group (as an army or a police force)

Legal Definition


: of, relating to, or based on a uniform act

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