uniform
Pronunciation
  • (America) enPR: yo͞oʹnə-fôrm, IPA: /ˈjunəˌfɔɹm/, /ˈjunəfɚm/
  • (British) IPA: /ˈjuːnɪfɔːm/
Adjective

uniform

  1. Unvarying; all the same.
  2. Consistent; conforming to one standard.
    • 1593, Richard Hooker, Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, in 1830, The Ecclesiastical Polity and Other Works of Richard Hooker, page 313 ↗,
      The only doubt is, about the manner of their unity; how far Churches are bound to be uniform in their Ceremonies, and what way they ought to take for that purpose.
  3. (mathematics) with speed of convergence not depending on choice of function argument; as in uniform continuity, uniform convergence
  4. (chemistry, of a polymer) Composed of a single macromolecular species.
  5. (geometry) (of a polyhedron) That is isogonal and whose faces are regular polygons; (of an n-dimensional (n>3) polytope) that is isogonal and whose bounding (n-1)-dimensional facets are uniform polytopes.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations Noun

uniform (plural uniforms)

  1. A distinctive outfit that serves to identify members of a group.
    • F. W. Robertson
      There are many things which a soldier will do in his plain clothes which he scorns to do in his uniform.
  2. Phonetic equivalent for the letter U in the ICAO spelling alphabet, informally known as the NATO phonetic alphabet.
  3. A uniformed police officer (as opposed to a detective).
    • 1996, S. J. Rozan, Concourse,[http://books.google.com/books?id=OkUjLMexL70C ] Macmillan, ISBN 0-312-95944-3, page 265,
      Skeletor held the gun against Speedo’s head, held Speedo between himself and the cops who stood, motionless and futile, where they’d stopped. Robinson, Lindfors, Carter, three uniforms and I watched helpless as Skeletor, dragging Speedy with him, inched out the gate, started backing down the hill.
    • 2001, Christine Wiltz, The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld,[http://books.google.com/books?id=a3Uoh6Riv5QC ] Da Capo Press, ISBN 0-306-81012-3, page 113,
      Four men flew out of it, three uniforms and one in what appeared to be an English riding outfit—boots, whip, the whole nine yards. […] He called out, “I’m the superintendent of police.”
    • 2004, Will Christopher Baer, Penny Dreadful,[http://books.google.com/books?id=hmoFRsTGQ_YC ] MacAdam/Cage Publishing, ISBN 1-931561-81-8, page 81,
      Eyes to the front now and there was the body, a lump of black and brown. Moon counted three uniforms and a photographer, the medical examiner and his assistant.
Translations Translations Verb

uniform (uniforms, present participle uniforming; past and past participle uniformed)

  1. (transitive) To clothe in a uniform.
Translations
  • German: uniformieren



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