Uniformity
Uniformity U`ni*form"i*ty, n. [L. uniformitas: cf. F. uniformit['e].] 1. The quality or state of being uniform; freedom from variation or difference; resemblance to itself at all times; sameness of action, effect, etc., under like conditions; even tenor; as, the uniformity of design in a poem; the uniformity of nature. [1913 Webster]

2. Consistency; sameness; as, the uniformity of a man's opinions. [1913 Webster]

3. Similitude between the parts of a whole; as, the uniformity of sides in a regular figure; beauty is said to consist in uniformity with variety. [1913 Webster]

4. Continued or unvaried sameness or likeness. [1913 Webster]

5. Conformity to a pattern or rule; resemblance, consonance, or agreement; as, the uniformity of different churches in ceremonies or rites. [1913 Webster]

{Act of Uniformity} (Eng. Hist.), an act of Parliament, passed in 1661, prescribing the form of public prayers, administration of sacraments, and other rites of the Established Church of England. Its provisions were modified by the ``Act of Uniformity Amendment Act,'' of 1872. [1913 Webster]


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