Definition of uniformity in US English:



  • The quality or state of being uniform.

    ‘an attempt to impose administrative and cultural uniformity’
    • ‘He said there was no problem in closing the shop if the orders were implemented in uniformity throughout the town.’
    • ‘The grimness and uniformity of daily life in Pyongyang and in provincial areas is clear from the photographs.’
    • ‘It proposes to realise human unity in diversity and not in uniformity.’
    • ‘There has to be uniformity in the monthly charges, which should be proportionate to what a consumer gets to watch.’
    • ‘Officials said the signs previously had no uniformity regarding size, height and markings.’
    • ‘However, to try to get uniformity of standards countrywide, when the changes were made the lower levels were not left behind.’
    • ‘But she believes that she couldn't have done this without imposing a certain degree of uniformity on them.’
    • ‘He learned that uniformity would always be trumped by initiative, and that a man who does not think for himself does not live long to think at all.’
    • ‘Self-preservation demands for worker bees an existence of mindless uniformity.’
    • ‘Although it promised to address the lack of uniformity as part of the enlargement process, its attempts made the problem worse.’
    • ‘Alongside this comes uniformity, which makes a more acceptable product for the absurdly picky supermarket buyer.’
    • ‘The creation of uniformity would continue here around the parking spaces.’
    • ‘Tourists are the city's lifeblood, which is a recipe for uniformity.’
    • ‘Civilizations run by hedgehogs tend to have a fetish for uniformity; those run by foxes are more tolerant of diversity.’
    • ‘Saltine crackers were a favourite for their uniformity in this respect.’
    • ‘Better the dull grey uniformity, the safety of lines and numbers of the new architecture.’
    • ‘The uniformity in the appearance and bearing of the assembled delegates is startlingly troubling.’
    • ‘Levi-Strauss turns to a problem stemming from his preceding observations, that of cultural uniformity.’
    • ‘A law to regulate the pre-school sector to bring in uniformity is essential across the country.’
    • ‘But there is no uniformity of policy and enforcement is not guaranteed.’
    constancy, consistency, conformity, steadiness, invariability, invariableness, stability, regularity, evenness, lack of variation, lack of change, equality, equability
    sameness, likeness, resemblance, alikeness, identicalness, similarity, equality, equalness, homogeneity, homogeneousness, consistency, equivalence, comparability, compatibility, correspondence, agreement, concord, accord, interchangeability, parallelism, symmetry
    monotony, tedium, tediousness, lack of variety, dullness, drabness, dreariness, colourlessness, flatness, featurelessness, sameness, humdrumness
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Late Middle English: from Old French uniformite or late Latin uniformitas, from Latin uniformis (see uniform).