uniform

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

Definition of uniform

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 : having always the same form, manner, or degree : not varying or variable uniform procedures
2 : consistent in conduct or opinion uniform interpretation of laws
3 : of the same form with others : conforming to one rule or mode : consonant
4 : presenting an unvaried appearance of surface, pattern, or color uniform red brick houses
5 : 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

uniform

verb
uniformed; uniforming; uniforms

Definition of uniform (Entry 2 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to bring into uniformity
2 : to clothe with a uniform

uniform

noun

Definition of uniform (Entry 3 of 4)

: 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

Uniform

communications code word

Definition of Uniform (Entry 4 of 4)

used as a code word for the letter u

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Other Words from uniform

Adjective

uniformly \ ˈyü-​nə-​ˌfȯrm-​lē How to pronounce uniformly (audio) , ˌyü-​nə-​ˈfȯrm-​ \ adverb
uniformness \ ˈyü-​nə-​ˌfȯrm-​nəs How to pronounce uniformness (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for uniform

Synonyms: Adjective

even, invariant, steady, unchanging, undeviating, unvarying, unwavering

Synonyms: Noun

livery, outfit

Antonyms: Adjective

changing, deviating, nonuniform, unsteady, varying

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The reasons behind this say quite a lot about how global and uniform men’s fashion has become. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Why Women Crave ‘French Style,’ and Men Want International Style," 22 Jan. 2019 School resource officer salaries vary from $30,000 to $65,000 depending on the area, Tharp said — plus each officer also requires a car, uniform and mandatory training multiple times per year. Emily L. Mahoney, miamiherald, "Florida’s pattern is underfunding school psychologists and resource officers | Miami Herald," 27 Feb. 2018 The state and the EPA have been in negotiations in an effort to reach a compromise that would keep emissions targets uniform nationwide. Evan Halper, The Seattle Times, "For electic-car makers, a regulatory tug of war in California," 4 Feb. 2018 The Diamondbacks have more uniform variety than any other team in MLB. Richard Morin, azcentral, "The Arizona Diamondbacks have a lot of jerseys. Which is their favorite?," 23 Apr. 2018 Now, those same industries require a more uniform education, usually two years, in a local community college where the students can receive hands-on training before moving out to the plant and learning skills particular to that facility. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Lee College rep explains the Rebel advantage," 29 Mar. 2018 This concentrates grid points where they are needed, not wasting them in areas of nearly uniform flow. Lee Phillips, Ars Technica, "Turbulence, the oldest unsolved problem in physics," 10 Oct. 2018 Vietnam syndrome ended with the Cold War Once the Berlin Wall came down and the Soviet Union dissolved, so did this nearly uniform pattern — which was much weaker by 1992 and entirely gone by 1996. Jonathan M. Dicicco, Washington Post, "Fifty years ago, American troops abandoned Khe Sanh. Here’s how the U.S. got over ‘Vietnam syndrome.’," 5 July 2018 The fissures aren't uniform and diverge in terms of thickness. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Hawaii Added 875 Acres of Volcanic Land Last Year," 25 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The model, actress, and designer also shared her go-to uniform for date night with her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Ratajkowski's Summer Style Muse Is Princess Diana," 17 Apr. 2019 Still, enforcement may not be uniform across the state until the federal regulations are clarified. . Meredith Clark, Marie Claire, "Is CBD Even Legal Where You Live?," 12 Apr. 2019 The simple combo has become a go-to uniform for the monarch, who opted for a graphic take by Hugo Boss for an awards ceremony and a soothing blue palette for a speech at IESE Business School. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Queen Letizia Is a Wardrobe Repeater in Her New Royal Uniform," 3 July 2018 When the players reconvene for training camp at the end of July, the striping will be once again be uniform across the locker room. Jim Owczarski, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Bengals Xtra: New helmets and a supplemental steal?," 10 June 2018 Coral colonies and sponges — typically uniform in color — were mottled and grayish, while some sections looked shriveled and sunken. Alex Stuckey, San Antonio Express-News, "Poor water quality after Harvey could hurt Flower Garden Banks off Texas shore," 9 Jan. 2018 Coral colonies and sponges — typically uniform in color — were mottled and grayish, while some sections looked shriveled and sunken. Alex Stuckey, San Antonio Express-News, "Poor water quality after Harvey could hurt Flower Garden Banks off Texas shore," 9 Jan. 2018 Coral colonies and sponges — typically uniform in color — were mottled and grayish, while some sections looked shriveled and sunken. Alex Stuckey, San Antonio Express-News, "Poor water quality after Harvey could hurt Flower Garden Banks off Texas shore," 9 Jan. 2018 Coral colonies and sponges — typically uniform in color — were mottled and grayish, while some sections looked shriveled and sunken. Alex Stuckey, San Antonio Express-News, "Poor water quality after Harvey could hurt Flower Garden Banks off Texas shore," 9 Jan. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

When nurse Jessica Anderson completed last Sunday's (April 28) London Marathon in a speedy three hours, eight minutes and 22 seconds, the runner was poised to hold the world record title for fastest marathon completed in a nurse's uniform. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "A Nurse Was Denied a Marathon World Record—Because She Was Wearing Pants," 5 May 2019 The officer had arrived at her apartment complex in uniform after working a shift, the Dallas Police Department said in an earlier news release. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Dallas cop fatally shoots neighbor in apartment she mistakes for her own, police say," 2 Oct. 2018 In 1972's Cabaret, Liza Minnelli portrayed Sally Bowles, a figure whose beauty uniform was a poignant symbol of camp escapism. Vogue, "Camp Beauty: Dara, Paloma Elsesser, and More Go Maximalist for the Annual Pre-Met Party," 6 May 2019 But in the next installment, those uniforms are back and good as new. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Venom, Spider-Man’s symbiote supervillain, explained," 3 Oct. 2018 Raiders’ Color Rush The Raiders’ home uniforms are perfection. Steven Ruiz, For The Win, "Every NFL team's best alternate uniform, ranked," 3 July 2018 The all-white uniforms required by Wimbledon are a stylish standout on tennis's circuit of major tournaments. Cam Wolf, GQ, "Roger Federer Officially Leaves Nike for Uniqlo," 2 July 2018 And of course, no Riverdale uniform would be complete without an official varsity cardigan to show off your school pride — because we’re all students at Riverdale High in our hearts, right? Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "Torrid Launches Size-Inclusive Riverdale Merch," 29 June 2018 Those uniforms from the 1998 Royals-Mariners games were flat-out ugly. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "These are the 'Turn Ahead The Clock' uniforms the Royals will wear Saturday," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of uniform

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1748, in the meaning defined above

Communications code word

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uniform

Adjective

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

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More Definitions for uniform

uniform

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of uniform

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: not varying or changing : staying the same at all times, in all places, or for all parts or members

uniform

noun

English Language Learners Definition of uniform (Entry 2 of 2)

: a special kind of clothing that is worn by all the members of a group or organization (such as an army or team)

uniform

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

Kids Definition of uniform

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: always the same in form, manner, appearance, or degree throughout or over time a uniform temperature uniform procedures

Other Words from uniform

uniformly adverb The trees are uniformly spaced.

uniform

noun

Kids Definition of uniform (Entry 2 of 2)

: special clothing worn by members of a particular group (as an army)

uniform

adjective
uni·​form

Legal Definition of uniform

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

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