uniform

adjective
uni·​form | \ ˈyü-nə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce uniform (audio) \

Definition of uniform

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 : having always the same form, manner, or degree : not varying or variable uniform procedures
2 : consistent in conduct or opinion uniform interpretation of laws
3 : of the same form with others : conforming to one rule or mode : consonant
4 : presenting an unvaried appearance of surface, pattern, or color uniform red brick houses
5 : relating to or being convergence of a series whose terms are functions in such manner that the absolute value of the difference between the sum of the first n terms of the series and the sum of all terms can be made arbitrarily small for all values of the domain of the functions by choosing the nth term sufficiently far along in the series

uniform

verb
uniformed; uniforming; uniforms

Definition of uniform (Entry 2 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to bring into uniformity
2 : to clothe with a uniform

uniform

noun

Definition of uniform (Entry 3 of 4)

: dress of a distinctive design or fashion worn by members of a particular group and serving as a means of identification broadly : distinctive or characteristic clothing

Uniform

communications code word

Definition of Uniform (Entry 4 of 4)

used as a code word for the letter u

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Other Words from uniform

Adjective

uniformly \ ˈyü-​nə-​ˌfȯrm-​lē How to pronounce uniformly (audio) , ˌyü-​nə-​ˈfȯrm-​ \ adverb
uniformness \ ˈyü-​nə-​ˌfȯrm-​nəs How to pronounce uniformness (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for uniform

Synonyms: Adjective

even, invariant, steady, unchanging, undeviating, unvarying, unwavering

Synonyms: Noun

livery, outfit

Antonyms: Adjective

changing, deviating, nonuniform, unsteady, varying

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Examples of uniform in a Sentence

Adjective

The museum is kept at a uniform temperature to protect the artifacts. All departments have uniform training standards.

Noun

the band uniform was brown with red and white stripes
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

But while the Democratic field now looks more uniform, the public’s views are often muddled and complex. Nate Cohn, New York Times, "Politicians Draw Clear Lines on Abortion. Their Parties Are Not So Unified.," 8 June 2019 Meantime, these other changes in pricing, where retailers have grown both more flexible and their prices have grown more uniform across locations, could prove longer-lasting. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, "The Other Amazon Effect: How Prices Have Become Less Insulated From Supply Shocks," 25 Aug. 2018 The reasons behind this say quite a lot about how global and uniform men’s fashion has become. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Why Women Crave ‘French Style,’ and Men Want International Style," 22 Jan. 2019 School resource officer salaries vary from $30,000 to $65,000 depending on the area, Tharp said — plus each officer also requires a car, uniform and mandatory training multiple times per year. Emily L. Mahoney, miamiherald, "Florida’s pattern is underfunding school psychologists and resource officers | Miami Herald," 27 Feb. 2018 The state and the EPA have been in negotiations in an effort to reach a compromise that would keep emissions targets uniform nationwide. Evan Halper, The Seattle Times, "For electic-car makers, a regulatory tug of war in California," 4 Feb. 2018 The Diamondbacks have more uniform variety than any other team in MLB. Richard Morin, azcentral, "The Arizona Diamondbacks have a lot of jerseys. Which is their favorite?," 23 Apr. 2018 Now, those same industries require a more uniform education, usually two years, in a local community college where the students can receive hands-on training before moving out to the plant and learning skills particular to that facility. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Lee College rep explains the Rebel advantage," 29 Mar. 2018 This concentrates grid points where they are needed, not wasting them in areas of nearly uniform flow. Lee Phillips, Ars Technica, "Turbulence, the oldest unsolved problem in physics," 10 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The model, actress, and designer also shared her go-to uniform for date night with her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Ratajkowski's Summer Style Muse Is Princess Diana," 17 Apr. 2019 Still, enforcement may not be uniform across the state until the federal regulations are clarified. . Meredith Clark, Marie Claire, "Is CBD Even Legal Where You Live?," 12 Apr. 2019 The simple combo has become a go-to uniform for the monarch, who opted for a graphic take by Hugo Boss for an awards ceremony and a soothing blue palette for a speech at IESE Business School. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Queen Letizia Is a Wardrobe Repeater in Her New Royal Uniform," 3 July 2018 When the players reconvene for training camp at the end of July, the striping will be once again be uniform across the locker room. Jim Owczarski, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Bengals Xtra: New helmets and a supplemental steal?," 10 June 2018 Coral colonies and sponges — typically uniform in color — were mottled and grayish, while some sections looked shriveled and sunken. Alex Stuckey, San Antonio Express-News, "Poor water quality after Harvey could hurt Flower Garden Banks off Texas shore," 9 Jan. 2018 Coral colonies and sponges — typically uniform in color — were mottled and grayish, while some sections looked shriveled and sunken. Alex Stuckey, San Antonio Express-News, "Poor water quality after Harvey could hurt Flower Garden Banks off Texas shore," 9 Jan. 2018 Coral colonies and sponges — typically uniform in color — were mottled and grayish, while some sections looked shriveled and sunken. Alex Stuckey, San Antonio Express-News, "Poor water quality after Harvey could hurt Flower Garden Banks off Texas shore," 9 Jan. 2018 Coral colonies and sponges — typically uniform in color — were mottled and grayish, while some sections looked shriveled and sunken. Alex Stuckey, San Antonio Express-News, "Poor water quality after Harvey could hurt Flower Garden Banks off Texas shore," 9 Jan. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Judge Lieberman, the court reporter, the prosecutor, and the army spokesperson who accompanied me all wore military uniforms. Batya Ungar-sargon, The New York Review of Books, "A Palestinian in Israeli Military Court: Issa Amro, the Judge, & Me," 17 June 2019 The team’s uniforms were so old that one kid told James his dad had worn the same one two decades earlier. Dan Horn, Cincinnati.com, "This high school baseball team lost every game for 3 years. They never gave up.," 16 June 2019 The two were teammates in different uniforms last summer, suiting up for the Team USA College National team last summer. Mike Malloy, orlandosentinel.com, "FSU pitcher CJ Van Eyk will try to build on CWS opening win, take out Michigan," 16 June 2019 This is the same team that once played in purple dinosaur uniforms. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "Toronto Raptors Win the NBA Championship," 14 June 2019 This year marks the first World Cup for which Nike designed uniforms specifically for the women’s teams, rather than providing them with regurgitations of whatever the men wore the year before. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "How “soccer girl” became the indisputably coolest look," 14 June 2019 Cornejo was on duty and in uniform outside the club in his marked patrol SUV, a Chevrolet Tahoe. Julian Gill, Houston Chronicle, "Former Harris County constable deputy charged with raping two women on duty posts bail," 14 June 2019 What was once a combination of glossy and matte or glass and metal finishes are replaced with a more uniform back panel. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Google leaked the Pixel 4 early, here's what we know," 13 June 2019 To make the pesto: Add toasted almonds, parsley, garlic, Parmesan and zest to a food processor or mortar and pestle, and process until the almonds start to become uniform in size. San Diego Union-Tribune, "3 chefs share recipes inspired by their cooking dads," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of uniform

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1748, in the meaning defined above

Communications code word

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uniform

Adjective

Middle English uniforme, from Middle French, from Latin uniformis, from uni- + -formis -form

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More Definitions for uniform

uniform

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of uniform

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: not varying or changing : staying the same at all times, in all places, or for all parts or members

uniform

noun

English Language Learners Definition of uniform (Entry 2 of 2)

: a special kind of clothing that is worn by all the members of a group or organization (such as an army or team)

uniform

adjective
uni·​form | \ ˈyü-nə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce uniform (audio) \

Kids Definition of uniform

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: always the same in form, manner, appearance, or degree throughout or over time a uniform temperature uniform procedures

Other Words from uniform

uniformly adverb The trees are uniformly spaced.

uniform

noun

Kids Definition of uniform (Entry 2 of 2)

: special clothing worn by members of a particular group (as an army)

uniform

adjective
uni·​form

Legal Definition of uniform

: of, relating to, or based on a uniform act

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