uniformity

noun

uni·​for·​mi·​ty ˌyü-nə-ˈfȯr-mə-tē How to pronounce uniformity (audio)
plural uniformities
1
: the quality or state of being uniform
2
: an instance of uniformity

Examples of uniformity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the judging criteria for the fleece includes fineness and handle, uniformity of micron and color, character, crimp and staple type, density and brightness, absence of guard hair, impurities/stains/fleece damage, lock structure and density luster. Tammy Ljungblad, Kansas City Star, 23 Mar. 2024 The size and complexity impose production challenges in terms of the uniformity of the devices and the yield. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Mar. 2024 But as the new Fast Food Council was holding its first meeting Friday, labor unions were already mounting local efforts to undermine the panel’s work and the uniformity of the coming statewide standards. Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards, The Mercury News, 16 Mar. 2024 Equally false is the stereotype of socioeconomic uniformity: although most Latino communities still face prevalent economic disadvantages, Arana highlights Ivy League graduates, executives in corporate America, political leaders, and so on. Graciela Mochkofsky, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024 Compounding matters is the lack of uniformity of the products on the market: Doses can vary widely in concentration, and there’s no guarantee a product contains what’s actually on the label, experts say. Akshay Syal, M.d., NBC News, 12 Mar. 2024 Representative of universality and individuality, of uniformity and idiosyncrasy, black acts physically like no other color, absorbing light. Pino Gagliardi, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Mar. 2024 Concentration means more uniformity among fresh products, elbowing out smaller, diversified growers. Errol Schweizer, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 The trustworthiness of the seeming uniformity depends on the reliability of the underlying schematics—the assumptions that drove the observations in the first place and that continue to guide how astronomers try to measure supernova distances. Richard Panek, Scientific American, 14 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Uniformity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uniformity. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

uniformity

noun
uni·​for·​mi·​ty ˌyü-nə-ˈfȯr-mət-ē How to pronounce uniformity (audio)
plural uniformities
: the quality or state or an instance of being uniform
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