from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Always the same, as in character or degree; unvarying.
  • adj. Conforming to one principle, standard, or rule; consistent.
  • adj. Being the same as or consonant with another or others.
  • adj. Unvaried in texture, color, or design.
  • n. A distinctive outfit intended to identify those who wear it as members of a specific group.
  • n. One set of such an outfit.
  • transitive v. To make (something) uniform.
  • transitive v. To provide or dress with a uniform.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Unvarying; all the same.
  • adj. Consistent; conforming to one standard.
  • adj. with speed of convergence not depending on choice of function argument; as in uniform continuity, uniform convergence
  • n. A distinctive outfit as a means of identifying members of a group.
  • n. Phonetic equivalent for the letter U in the ICAO spelling alphabet, informally known as the NATO phonetic alphabet.
  • n. A uniformed police officer (as opposed to a detective).
  • v. To clothe in a uniform.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having always the same form, manner, or degree; not varying or variable; unchanging; consistent; equable; homogenous
  • adj. Of the same form with others; agreeing with each other; conforming to one rule or mode; consonant.
  • n.
  • n. A dress of a particular style or fashion worn by persons in the same service or order by means of which they have a distinctive appearance.
  • transitive v. To clothe with a uniform.
  • transitive v. To make conformable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having always the same form; not changing in shape, appearance, character, etc.; in general, not variable; unchanging.
  • Not varying in degree or rate; equable; invariable: as, a uniform heat; a uniform motion (that is, the motion of a body when it passes over equal spaces in equal times).
  • Having only one character throughout; homogeneous.
  • Consistent at all times; not different.
  • Not different at different times or places: applicable to all places, or to all divisions of a country: as, a uniform tax; a uniform bankruptcy law.
  • Of the same appearance, pattern, or style.
  • Of the same form or character with others; agreeing with each other; conforming to one rule or mode.
  • n. A dress of the same kind, fabrics, fashion, or general appearance as others worn by the members of the same body, whether military, naval, or any other, by which the members may be recognized as belonging to the particular body: opposed to plain clothes, or ordinary civil dress: as, the uniform of a soldier, a sailor, or a policeman.
  • To make uniform; reduce to uniformity.
  • To clothe with or as if with a uniform.

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

  • adj. not differentiated
  • n. clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification
  • v. provide with uniforms
  • adj. the same throughout in structure or composition
  • adj. evenly spaced
  • adj. always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin ūnifōrmis : ūni-, uni- + fōrma, shape.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin una ("one") + forma ("form")



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