uni·for·mi·ty | \ ˌyü-nə-ˈfȯr-mə-tē \
plural uniformities

Definition of uniformity 

1 : the quality or state of being uniform

2 : an instance of uniformity

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Hendrickson did say there is a need for more uniformity in standards. Jason Laughlin, Philly.com, "The nation's top highway official talks self driving cars," 28 June 2018 The lack of uniformity means that callers seeking emergency help may sometimes wait an average of 30 seconds as call takers from the county or from the two independent call centers transfer the call to the appropriate channel. Martin Vassolo, miamiherald, "Flawed 911 system ‘absolutely’ affected response to Parkland shooting," 11 July 2018 Normally the Constitution requires uniformity — the federal government can’t make different tax, trade, criminal, or immigration laws for different states or territories. Time Staff, Time, "The 25 Moments From American History That Matter Right Now," 28 June 2018 The Founders did not write the Constitution to impose uniformity on hemp. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump administration angers vulnerable Republicans with offshore-drilling expansion and marijuana crackdown," 5 Jan. 2018 Yet for all the uniformity, many say the experience can feel vastly different for some minority cadets compared with whites. Michael Melia, courant.com, "Racial Climate At Coast Guard Academy Faces New Scrutiny," 26 June 2018 That uniformity of market movement, with individual technical or business accomplishments failing to decouple blockchain projects’ token prices, is another sign of just how nascent the market is. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Bitcoin Hits New 2018 Low Amid Shaken Investor Confidence," 24 June 2018 But any approach that dictates uniformity fails to recognize that different pedagogical practices (including in grading) suit different disciplines and pedagogies. Tom Solomon, Washington Post, "GPAs don’t really show what students learned. Here’s why.," 15 June 2018 The answer from inflation is that the near-uniformity is due to inflation’s amplification of quantum fluctuations in the early universe. Alexander Hellemans, Scientific American, "A Conversation with Thomas Hertog, One of Stephen Hawking’s Final Collaborators," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of uniformity

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \
plural uniformities

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

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