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 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 And for all the sleek uniformity that officials have promised in recent weeks, none of the new policies fully address how, in practice, it will be achieved. Vivian Wang, New York Times, "Sex Harassment Complaints in New York Fall Into an Enforcement Maze," 27 Apr. 2018 Many buildings are new, built with steel, glass and cookie-cutter uniformity. The Economist, "A report from Xinjiang Many Han Chinese don’t mind the gulag for their Uighur neighbours," 9 Jan. 2020 Cale America would also upgrade 1,900 of the existing 2,200 pay stations to create systemwide uniformity. oregonlive, "Portland seeks massive parking meter expansion with $16 million contract revision," 5 Feb. 2020 Soldiers march in strict uniformity, with a precision that is evident even on this tiny screen. Anna Hartley, Washington Post, "A scenic spin through southwestern China’s verdant hills," 24 Jan. 2020 Ten years ago, my dad painstakingly gathered many of the recipes, typed them into uniformity and put them into binders. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "Connecting with cookies: Marking a holiday tradition with cherry bars and peppermint mocha brownies," 6 Dec. 2019 More work needs to be done to ensure uniformity in this area. Annie Waldman, ProPublica, "Medical Professors are Supposed to Share Their Outside Income With the University of California. But Many Don’t.," 6 Dec. 2019

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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 29 Mar. 2020.

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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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