[ yoo-nuh-fawr-mi-tee ]
/ ˌyu nəˈfɔr mɪ ti /

noun, plural u·ni·form·i·ties.

the state or quality of being uniform; overall sameness, homogeneity, or regularity: uniformity of style.
something uniform.

Nearby words

  1. uniform crime report,
  2. uniform resource locator,
  3. uniformed,
  4. uniformitarian,
  5. uniformitarianism,
  6. uniformize,
  7. unify,
  8. uniglandular,
  9. unijugate,
  10. unilateral

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

  • 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


/ (ˌjuːnɪˈfɔːmɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a state or condition in which everything is regular, homogeneous, or unvarying
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



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

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