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uniformity

[yoo-nuh-fawr-mi-tee]
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noun, plural u·ni·form·i·ties.
  1. the state or quality of being uniform; overall sameness, homogeneity, or regularity: uniformity of style.
  2. something uniform.
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Origin of uniformity

1400–50; late Middle English uniformite < Middle French uniformite < Late Latin ūnifōrmitās, equivalent to Latin ūnifōrm(is) uniform + -itās -ity
Related formsnon·u·ni·form·i·ty, noun, plural non·u·ni·form·i·ties.pro·u·ni·form·i·ty, adjective
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Examples from the Web for non-uniformity

Historical Examples

  • Crookedness and non-uniformity of diameter are troublesome only when long pieces must be used.

    Laboratory Manual of Glass-Blowing

    Francis C. Frary

  • Other difficulties with our system of marketing are non-uniformity of the grades, the packages, or the fruit itself.

    Apple Growing

    M. C. Burritt


British Dictionary definitions for non-uniformity

uniformity

noun plural -ties
  1. a state or condition in which everything is regular, homogeneous, or unvarying
  2. lack of diversity or variation, esp to the point of boredom or monotony; sameness
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Word Origin and History for non-uniformity

uniformity

n.

early 15c., from Old French uniformite (14c.), from Late Latin uniformitatem (nominative uniformitas), from Latin uniformis (see uniform (adj.)).

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