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uniformity

[yoo-nuh-fawr-mi-tee] /ˌyu nəˈfɔr mɪ ti/
noun, plural uniformities.
1.
the state or quality of being uniform; overall sameness, homogeneity, or regularity:
uniformity of style.
2.
something uniform.
Origin of uniformity
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English uniformite < Middle French uniformite < Late Latin ūnifōrmitās, equivalent to Latin ūnifōrm(is) uniform + -itās -ity
Related forms
nonuniformity, noun, plural nonuniformities.
prouniformity, adjective
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  • Crookedness and non-uniformity of diameter are troublesome only when long pieces must be used.

  • 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

/ˌjuːnɪˈfɔːmɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -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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