Uniformism U"ni*form`ism, n. [From {Uniform}.] (Geol.) The doctrine of uniformity in the geological history of the earth; -- in part equivalent to uniformitarianism, but also used, more broadly, as opposed to catastrophism. [1913 Webster]

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