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 Chorus line-like uniformity was clearly not the goal. New York Times, "Visions of Sugar Rum Cherries Tap Dance in Her Head," 16 Dec. 2019 The Bachelor and its spinoffs have become infamous for the uniformity among contestants—the fact audiences can barely tell Lauren J. from Lauren S. has resulted in countless memes—and many get lost in the shuffle. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Is The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown the Next Reality TV Fashion Muse?," 29 Nov. 2019 Its black uniformity is poor, too, so largely black screens will look uneven and splotchy in spots. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Guidemaster: Finding the best gaming monitors you can buy in 2019," 23 Aug. 2019 But there should be a market filled with teams that are either looking for that missing piece or that realize that, in a baseball epoch of front office uniformity, zigging when everyone else zags by loading up might be the new Moneyball. BostonGlobe.com, "The lines have been clearly drawn in the Mookie Betts debate. The Sox are," 14 Nov. 2019 Fear of the devil was at its peak when the state was determined to enforce religious uniformity. National Geographic, "A royal obsession with black magic started Europe's most brutal witch hunts," 16 Oct. 2019 Some people had been at Zaatari for nearly six years, during which irrepressible ambitions and needs had broken the compound’s initial uniformity. Andrew Solomon, Condé Nast Traveler, "Traveling Through Jordan’s Historic Ruins, Red Dunes, and Dead Sea," 24 July 2019 Massachusetts police departments are adopting body cameras without uniformity in their procedures or rules. BostonGlobe.com, "Should Massachusetts exempt police body camera footage from state public records law?," 29 Nov. 2019 But in 2019, this uniformity was challenged by a new generation of black artists in a movement that has come to be known as the Yeehaw Agenda. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "The Yeehaw Agenda Is About More Than Cowboy Hats. It's About American Identity," 21 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of uniformity

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Jan 2020

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“Uniformity.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uniformity. Accessed 18 January 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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