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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
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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  • But his exact regularity and uniformity of life, with a continued practice of interior self-denials, was the best mortification.
  • It turns out there is remarkable uniformity in the structure of rejection letters across the university system.
  • Under communism, the state attempted to homogenize the musical heritage of the satellite nations into manageable uniformity.
  • Their installation raises issues of the place of both uniformity and history on our streets.
  • To expect uniformity in this is perhaps asking too much.
  • The uniformity of supermarket flowers is pretty dispiriting.
  • What makes the study so compelling is its uniformity.
  • Edge-lit displays have problems with uniformity of brightness as well as a limited viewing angle.
  • As the brew approaches room temperature, sweetness and uniformity are evaluated.
  • The uniformity of the modern industrial beer is dire.
British Dictionary definitions for 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 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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