from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Always the same, as in character or degree; unvarying.
- adjective Being the same as or consonant with another or others.
- noun A distinctive set of clothing intended to identify the members of a specific group.
- transitive verb To make (something) uniform.
- transitive verb To provide or dress with a uniform.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To make uniform; reduce to uniformity.
- To clothe with or as if with a uniform.
- 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.
- noun 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having always the same form, manner, or degree; not varying or variable; unchanging; consistent; equable; homogenous
- adjective Of the same form with others; agreeing with each other; conforming to one rule or mode; consonant.
- adjective that which is all of the same kind and texture; homogenous matter.
- adjective the motion of a body when it passes over equal spaces in equal times; equable motion.
- noun 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.
- noun (Mil.) wearing the whole of the prescribed uniform, with ornaments, badges of rank, sash, side arms, etc.
- noun an officer's sword of the regulation pattern prescribed for the army or navy.
- transitive verb To clothe with a uniform.
- transitive verb obsolete To make conformable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Unvarying; all the same.
Consistent; conformingto one standard.
- adjective mathematics with speed of convergence not depending on choice of function argument; as in
uniform continuity, uniform convergence
- noun A
distinctive outfitas a means of identifyingmembers of a group.
- noun Phonetic equivalent for the letter U in the
ICAO spelling alphabet, informally known as the NATO phonetic alphabet.
- noun A uniformed
police officer(as opposed to a detective).
- verb transitive To
clothein a uniform.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective not differentiated
- noun clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification
- verb provide with uniforms
- adjective the same throughout in structure or composition
- adjective evenly spaced
- adjective always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
'A uniform rod '(it is a marvellous act of mercy that the examiner invented it _uniform_; it is strange that its thickness did not vary in some complicated manner, and become a veritable birch-rod!)' of length
The Romance of Mathematics Being the Original Researches of a Lady Professor of Girtham College in Polemical Science, with some Account of the Social Properties of a Conic; Equations to Brain Waves; Social Forces; and the Laws of Political Motion.
We call its motion a uniform translation (uniform because it is of constant velocity and direction, translation because although the carriage changes its position relative to the embankment yet it does not rotate in so doing).
Such curves are constructed by taking a small piece and observing and recording the temperature of the mass at uniform intervals of time during a _uniform_ heating or cooling.
For example, I do not think even Bryan would agree to allow unfettered immigration of men in uniform from a country with which we are at war.
The popular image of a southern soldier in uniform is a myth, which is ironic because cotton was produced in the south, but it turns out you need northern industry to have made southern uniforms.
Support the men and women in uniform is not just words and flag-waving and pride when some enemy target is destroyed.
Saying ‘thank you’ to someone in uniform is not offensive; questioning a veterans service certainly is.
And when you can pay billions for fleets of subs and stealth B-2's, I think the cost of even a million reliable rifles for America's men in uniform is a drop in the bucket.
"The number of Iraqis in uniform is said to be about 140,000" - Wash Times, 12/8/03
Does the word "uniform" lock the states out of making policy on immigration?