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

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For within the uniformity of Gothicism sat the great freedom of the workman, his life and liberty struck into the doorways and windows. Tristram Hunt, WSJ, "Elegy for the Floating City," 25 Jan. 2019 Where canal houses are concerned, both uniformity and individuality are part of the equation. Steve King, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why We Keep Going Back to Amsterdam," 24 Dec. 2018 What’s baffling about this uniformity is that goal celebrations are supposed to be the most creative and individualistic part of soccer. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "The World Cup of Boring Celebrations," 13 July 2018 Over this suffocating uniformity, the tree looms like a totem of spiritual rebellion, its spreading branches as threatening to the social order as Inga’s unfettered cruelty. Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, "Review: An Icelandic Suburb Hides Deep Dysfunction ‘Under the Tree’," 5 July 2018 These administrative proceedings all occur within the executive branch, which helps promote uniformity. Rod Rosenstein, WSJ, "Impose Boundaries on Immigration Law," 6 Dec. 2018 Well In recent years, skyward-reaching ringlets and natural hair have rightly (finally!) become a mark of freedom and individuality on the runway, replacing cookie-cutter uniformity and encouraging legions of women to embrace their true texture. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "6 Top Beauty Trends That Dominated Milan Fashion Week," 24 Sep. 2018 The new initiative will essentially funnel big brands and independent sellers alike through the same back-end system in a supposed effort to improve the uniformity of the shopping experience across Amazon on the public-facing side. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "An Amazon revolt could be brewing as the tech giant exerts more control over brands," 29 Nov. 2018 Since the unfairness is caused by a disparity in grading norms, an institution could impose standards on faculty develop better uniformity, or provide additional information about the grading norms experienced by students. Tom Solomon, Washington Post, "GPAs don’t really show what students learned. Here’s why.," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of uniformity

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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uniformity

noun

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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