Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being uniform, alike and lacking diversity.
  • n. The absence of alternativism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being uniform; freedom from variation or difference; resemblance to itself at all times; sameness of action, effect, etc., under like conditions; even tenor.
  • n. Consistency; sameness.
  • n. Similitude between the parts of a whole
  • n. Continued or unvaried sameness or likeness.
  • n. Conformity to a pattern or rule; resemblance, consonance, or agreement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being uniform, in any sense; absence of variation or difference.
  • n. Conformity among several or many to one pattern, plan, rule, etc.; resemblance, consonance, or agreement: as, the uniformity of different churches in ceremonies or rites.
  • n. Continued or unvaried sameness or likeness; monotony.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a condition in which everything is regular and unvarying
  • n. the quality of lacking diversity or variation (even to the point of boredom)

Etymologies

uniform +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And, understanding the fact that the path we have chosen to bring about social and revolutionary changes in a novel way by analyzing all the revolutions and counter-revolutions of the 20th Century is what we call the uniformity in understanding.

    INTERVIEW WITH PRACHANDA

  • Obviously where uniformity is a particular option, such as the Special escort Group, then the ability to handle the bike wold be an option.

    Motorcycle Daydream « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Although these cases are distinguishable on the basis of differences in the applicable rules of civil procedure, more uniformity is needed to ensure that courts consistently strike an appropriate balance between privacy and reputational interests.

    Swartz v. Does: American and Canadian approaches to anonymity in internet defamation cases : Law is Cool

  • Such uniformity is a shame, especially given that competitions are increasingly billed as festivals that are as much a celebration of piano music as they are sporting events.

    More Play for Prizes

  • In everything, no matter what it may be, uniformity is undesirable.

    Vitro Nasu » 2006 » June

  • Most conservatives (at least those I know) admit that there are race-to-the-bottom problems and interest in uniformity that warrant federal regulation, and this seems like one that is worthy of regulation.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Federalism and Tort Reform:

  • Thus education is. gradually levelling society; its uniformity is the mightiest democracy, and I do not think myself uttering a parodox in saying, that the talents of women have done more for the equality of ranks, than all the decrees of our national assembly.

    Archive 2003-05-01

  • Similarly, Kant argues that "'pure' in a simple mode of sensation means that its uniformity is neither troubled nor interrupted by any foreign sensation, and it belongs merely to the form" (§ 14, 60, translation modified).

    The Voice of Critique: Aesthetic Cognition After Kant,

  • Another encouraging sign of uniformity is the co-operation between all the jurisdictions in a study on mutual funds now underway.

    The Role of Self-Regulation in the Securities Business

  • It demands, for instance, constant intercommunication and exchange of goods between all parts of the earth; it demands some degree of centralized control; it demands an approximately equal standard of life for all human beings and probably a certain uniformity of education.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

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