Meaning of UNIFORM in English



Pronunciation: ' yü-n ə - ˌ fo ̇ rm

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English uniforme, from Middle French, from Latin uniformis, from uni- + -formis -form

Date: 15th century

1 : having always the same form, manner, or degree : not varying or variable < uniform procedures>

2 : consistent in conduct or opinion < uniform interpretation of laws>

3 : of the same form with others : conforming to one rule or mode : CONSONANT

4 : presenting an unvaried appearance of surface, pattern, or color < uniform red brick houses>

5 : relating to or being convergence of a series whose terms are functions in such manner that the absolute value of the difference between the sum of the first n terms of the series and the sum of all terms can be made arbitrarily small for all values of the domain of the functions by choosing the n th term sufficiently far along in the series

– uni · form · ly \ ' yü-n ə - ˌ fo ̇ rm-l ē , ˌ yü-n ə - ' \ adverb

– uni · form · ness \ ' yü-n ə - ˌ fo ̇ rm-n ə s \ noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.