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[ yoo-nuh-fawr-mi-tee ]


, 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.


/ ˌjuːnɪˈfɔːmɪtɪ /


  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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Other Words From

  • nonu·ni·formi·ty noun plural nonuniformities
  • prou·ni·formi·ty adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of uniformity1

1400–50; late Middle English uniformite < Middle French uniformite < Late Latin ūnifōrmitās, equivalent to Latin ūnifōrm ( is ) uniform + -itās -ity
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Example Sentences

In the future, we’ll be able to develop and distribute vaccines with greater uniformity and compatibility of international study and standards.

From Time

We don’t really know, although our best bet is that the ever-expanding universe is indeed heading to eventual boredom in thermal uniformity.

It’s all made possible thanks to smart design changes to iPhones and the sheer ubiquity and uniformity of iOS devices.

From Time

This promising, punishing combination is the ultimate gas station snack Like Starbucks and national pharmacy chains, fast-food restaurants and suburban model homes, gas stations, by and large, share a quality of near-universal uniformity.

From Eater

Rather than forcing social producers or digital design teams to bear all the responsibility of creating story content, the Studio app offers a series of content templates and design elements, to assure uniformity and consistency across output.

From Digiday

In sum, the Council of Nicea was less about celebrating unity than enforcing theological uniformity.

The first time the New Zealanders played, Murray Dunn looked up into the stands and was amazed at the uniformity of it all.

Ruth felt she could chip away at it with a sharp tool and reveal nothing more than the uniformity of its composition.

The writers surveyed offered a broad uniformity of opinion—fascist golpista Francisco Franco must be defeated!

“Maybe,” she hints, “Congress had something different in mind than uniformity” when it passed DOMA.

There is no strict uniformity: one bay frequently differs from another in its details.

These men seek to avoid that dead level of uniformity to which the national life of France appears to them in danger of sinking.

Some of the bishops, even if present, may have voted against the Acts of Supremacy and Uniformity.

We happen to know that the Bradford Guardians reported that, with greater uniformity, they gave 5s.

A minor uniformity insisted on in the 1834 Report concerned the grant of outdoor relief.