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 True uniformity is nearly impossible of course, but philosophies help to greatly reduce variability. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, "Prep Rally: Preview of the unofficial Southern California championship football game," 12 Apr. 2021 The infrastructure is relatively easy to iterate upon and innovates faster due to uniformity. Vipin Jain, Forbes, "The Evolution Of Cloud Infrastructure," 17 Mar. 2021 This legislation strengthens uniformity by providing Iowa’s election officials with consistent parameters for Election Day, absentee voting, database maintenance, as well as a clear appeals process for local county auditors. Carly Roman, Washington Examiner, "Latino civil rights group sues to block new Iowa voting law," 9 Mar. 2021 Proponents argue the measures help provideelection law uniformity inthose states. Deborah Barfield Berry, USA TODAY, "Democrats and Republicans are battling over voting rights in Congress and at statehouses. Which side will win?," 6 Mar. 2021 Their uniformity was disrupted by the smallest details: a tuft of a woman’s long black hair spilling out of the top of her sheets, a right foot. New York Times, "‘A Nightmare Every Day’: Inside an Overwhelmed Funeral Home," 4 Mar. 2021 When chopping and mincing use a similar technique that quickly cuts vegetables into evenly sized pieces without worrying too much about uniformity. Katy Severson, chicagotribune.com, "How to make basic knife cuts," 1 Mar. 2021 Like today's Miu Miu coat, the look was a nod to the uniformity and professionalism the moment demands, but with a twist. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ella Emhoff Wears Miu Miu and Batsheva to the Inauguration," 20 Jan. 2021 But the vertical hierarchy within medicine that has always prioritized certain bodies over others has been reinforced by the lack of uniformity in vaccinating medical students and even residents. Yoshiko Iwai, Scientific American, "All Medical Students Should Be Vaccinated," 9 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of uniformity

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of uniformity was in the 15th century

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16 Apr 2021

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“Uniformity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uniformity. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of uniformity

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


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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