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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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Examples for uniform
  • Informed the societies that he did not want them to come to the church in uniform.
  • People's perception of places and regions is not uniform.
  • They were left with a faint, nearly uniform glow that exceeded the inherent instrumental error.
  • Thankfully he is provided with an extra uniform soon afterwards.
  • Be aware that only cutting-grown stock is truly uniform.
  • Most importantly though, that reliable fit means uniform sound.
  • The former employee was contacted and the uniform shirt was confiscated and turned over to building services.
  • Then it turned, and the soupy detritus was sucked out to the sea-leaving only a uniform residue of crushed pieces.
  • The so-called expansion is not uniform in all directions for all observers.
  • Kosher salt works, too, but the breadsticks will be drier and more uniform in flavor.
British Dictionary definitions for uniform

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 uniform
uniform
1530s, "of one form," from M.Fr. uniforme (14c.), from L. uniformis "having one form," from uni- "one" (see uni-) + forma "form" (see form). The noun meaning "distinctive clothes worn by one group" is first attested 1748, from Fr. uniforme.
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uniform in Technology


An intermediate language developed for reverse engineering both COBOL and Fortran.
["The REDO Compendium", H. van Zuylen ed, Wiley 1993].
(1994-12-06)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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