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uniformity

Line breaks: uni¦form|ity
Pronunciation: /juːnɪˈfɔːmɪti
 
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Definition of uniformity in English:

noun (plural uniformities)

[mass noun]
The quality or state of being uniform: an attempt to impose administrative and cultural uniformity
More example sentences
  • Levi-Strauss turns to a problem stemming from his preceding observations, that of cultural uniformity.
  • The grimness and uniformity of daily life in Pyongyang and in provincial areas is clear from the photographs.
  • Alongside this comes uniformity, which makes a more acceptable product for the absurdly picky supermarket buyer.
Synonyms
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
British informal sameyness

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French uniformite or late Latin uniformitas, from Latin uniformis (see uniform).

More
  • This is from Latin uniformis ‘of one form’. Uniform (mid 16th century) had the same meaning, until the modern sense of clothing of a fixed style worn by each member of a group developed in the mid 18th century.

Words that rhyme with uniformity

conformity, deformity, enormity, multiformity

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