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uniformity

noun

  1. (regularity)  a condition in which everything is regular and unvarying
    Type of: regularity
  2. (similarity)  the quality of lacking diversity or variation (even to the point of boredom)
    Synonyms: uniformness. Type of: similarity

Etymology summary

Old French uniformite (14th century), from Late Latin uniformitatem (nominative...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

uniformity | uniformities [plural] | sameness [synonym, sense-specific]

a state or condition in which everything is regular, homogeneous, or unvarying | lack of diversity or variation, especially to the point of boredom or ... (24 of 437 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/uniformity

Wikipedia:

Uniformity [disambiguation]

may refer to: Distribution uniformity, a measure of how uniformly water is applied to the area being watered | Religious uniformity, the promotion of one state religion, denomination, or philosophy to the exclusion of all other religious beliefs | ... (37 of 163 words, 9 definitions)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

uniform | uniformed [past tense] | uniforming [present participle] | uniforms [3rd-person singular present] | uniformity [noun, related] | uniformness [noun, related] | uniformly [adverb, related]

Always the same, as in character or degree; unvarying. | Conforming to one principle, standard, or rule; consistent. | Being the same as or consonant ... (23 of 88 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

uniformity | uniformities [plural]

the quality or state of being uniform (7 of 57 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/uniformity

Cambridge Dictionary:

uniform [entry 2] | uniformity [noun, derived] | uniformly [adverb, derived]

the same; not changing or different in any way (9 of 55 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/uniform 2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

uniformity [uncountable]

the state of being the same as each other or as everything else (13 of 46 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/uniformity

Merriam-Webster:

uniformity | uniformities [plural]

the quality or state of being uniform | an instance of uniformity (11 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/uniformity

Random House Dictionary:

uniformity | uniformities [plural]

the state or quality of being uniform; overall sameness, homogeneity, or regularity. | something uniform. (14 of 26 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/uniformity

New World Dictionary:

uniformity | uniformities [plural]

state, quality, or instance of being uniform (7 of 21 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/uniformity

Wiktionary:

uniformity | uniformities [plural]

The state of being uniform, alike and lacking diversity. | The absence of alternativism. (13 of 14 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/uniformity

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

uniformity

First use: early 15th century

Origin: Old French uniformite (14th century), from Late Latin uniformitatem (nominative uniformitas), from Latin uniformis.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=uniformity

Oxford Dictionary:

uniformity | uniformities [plural]

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

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/uniformity

New World Dictionary:

uniformity | uniformities [plural]

Origin: Middle English uniformite from Middle French from Latin uniformitas

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/uniformity

Wiktionary:

uniformity

Origin: uniform + -ity

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/uniformity

uniform | uniforms [plural] | uniformed [past tense] | uniforming [present participle]

Origin: Latin una ("one") + forma ("form")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/uniform

-ity

Origin: French -ité, from Middle French -ité, from Old French -ete, -eteit ("-ity"), from Latin -itātem, from -itās, from Proto-Indo-European *-it- (suffix). Cognate with Gothic -___... (25 of 41 etymology words)

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

uniformity | uniformities [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "uniformity"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/uniformity

Cambridge Dictionary:

uniform [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "uniformity"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "uniformity"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/uniform 2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

uniformity [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "uniformity"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/uniformity

Macmillan American Dictionary:

uniformity [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "uniformity"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/uniformity

the Free Dictionary:

uniformity

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "uniformity"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "uniformity"

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Google Dictionary:

uniformity | uniformities [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "uniformity"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

uniformity

Audio: North American pronunciation of "uniformity"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=unifor​06 word=uniformity

YourDictionary Audio:

uniformity

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "uniformity" by speech synthesizer

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