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uniform

[yoo-nuh-fawrm] /ˈyu nəˌfɔrm/
adjective
1.
identical or consistent, as from example to example, place to place, or moment to moment:
uniform spelling; a uniform building code.
2.
without variations in detail:
uniform output; a uniform surface.
3.
constant; unvarying; undeviating:
uniform kindness; uniform velocity.
4.
constituting part of a uniform:
to be issued uniform shoes.
5.
Mathematics. occurring in a manner independent of some variable, parameter, function, etc.:
a uniform bound.
noun
6.
an identifying outfit or style of dress worn by the members of a given profession, organization, or rank.
7.
a word used in communications to represent the letter U.
verb (used with object)
8.
to make uniform or standard.
9.
to clothe in or furnish with a uniform.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin ūnifōrmis (adj.), equivalent to ūni- uni- + -fōrmis -form
Related forms
uniformly, adverb
uniformness, noun
nonuniform, adjective
self-uniform, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for self uni forms

uniform

/ˈjuːnɪˌfɔːm/
noun
1.
a prescribed identifying set of clothes for the members of an organization, such as soldiers or schoolchildren
2.
a single set of such clothes
3.
a characteristic feature or fashion of some class or group
4.
(informal) a police officer who wears a uniform
adjective
5.
unchanging in form, quality, quantity, etc; regular: a uniform surface
6.
identical; alike or like: a line of uniform toys
verb (transitive)
7.
to fit out (a body of soldiers, etc) with uniforms
8.
to make uniform
Derived Forms
uniformly, adverb
uniformness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin ūniformis, from ūnus one + forma shape

Uniform

/ˈjuːnɪˌfɔːm/
noun
1.
(communications) a code word for the letter u
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Word Origin and History for self uni forms

uniform

adj.

1530s, "of one form," from Middle French uniforme (14c.), from Latin uniformis "having one form," from uni- "one" (see uni-) + forma "form" (see form). Related: Uniformly.

n.

"distinctive clothes worn by one group," 1748, from French uniforme, from the adjective (see uniform (adj.)).

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