Meaning of UNIFORM in English


I. ˈyü-nə-ˌfȯrm 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 ˈyü-nə-ˌfȯrm-lē, ˌyü-nə-ˈ adverb

• uni·form·ness ˈyü-nə-ˌfȯrm-nəs noun

II. transitive verb

Date: circa 1681

1. : to bring into uniformity

2. : to clothe with a uniform

III. noun

Date: 1748

: dress of a distinctive design or fashion worn by members of a particular group and serving as a means of identification ; broadly : distinctive or characteristic clothing

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