uniformity

noun
uni·​for·​mi·​ty | \ ˌyü-nə-ˈfȯr-mə-tē How to pronounce uniformity (audio) \
plural uniformities

Definition of uniformity

1 : the quality or state of being uniform
2 : an instance of uniformity

Examples of uniformity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That makes the uniformity of coal’s decline even more surprising. Akshat Rathi, Bloomberg.com, "The Pandemic Is Accelerating Coal’s Demise," 5 May 2020 But the accelerated process has created potential problems because there is no centralized collection of results, no uniformity of methods and slim evidence that the tests work with acceptable accuracy. Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, "A coronavirus immunity test is essential for the U.S. But will it work?," 2 Apr. 2020 Many caution against this DIY approach, as the end products can’t be quality controlled for effectiveness, uniformity or safety, says Eric Rubin, an infectious disease researcher at Harvard’s School of Public Health. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why Is Washing Your Hands So Important Anyway?," 6 Mar. 2020 States and municipalities assume more responsibility for their local bus or subway systems, and there’s little uniformity nationwide. Washington Post, "California shooting shows security vulnerabilities on buses," 6 Feb. 2020 The alloying process affects the types of carbides present in steel while the manufacturing method affects the size, uniformity, and distribution of these carbides. Popular Science, "A deep dive into how knife blades are made," 15 Jan. 2020 The alloying process affects the types of carbides present in steel while the manufacturing method affects the size, uniformity, and distribution of these carbides—which contributes to the overall quality of the blade steel. Matt Foster, Field & Stream, "How High-Quality Knife Steel is Made," 8 Jan. 2020 Both chicken pizzas used shaved, deli-style meat that compromised taste and texture for the sake of uniformity, but the pesto on one and the pico de gallo on the other rescued the overall effect. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Pizza: Fralo’s pizza restaurant in Leon Springs is tossing the most expensive pies of the series so far," 13 Mar. 2020 For additional support, the soles and upper are bonded together using a machine that cement-locks the two and a bladder that pressurizes the two, contouring to the lug pattern of each boot for uniformity. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Everything That Goes Into Making a Danner Boot," 20 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of uniformity

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Uniformity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uniformity. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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uniformity

noun
How to pronounce uniformity (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of uniformity

: the quality or state of being the same : the quality or state of being uniform or identical

uniformity

noun
uni·​for·​mi·​ty | \ ˌyü-nə-ˈfȯr-mə-tē How to pronounce uniformity (audio) \
plural uniformities

Kids Definition of uniformity

: the quality or state of being the same in form, manner, appearance, or degree

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