uniform
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English uniforme, from Middle French, from Latin uniformis, from uni- + -formis -form Date: 15th century 1. having always the same form, manner, or degree ; not varying or variable <
uniform procedures
>
2. consistent in conduct or opinion <
uniform interpretation of laws
>
3. of the same form with others ; conforming to one rule or mode ; consonant 4. presenting an unvaried appearance of surface, pattern, or color <
uniform red brick houses
>
5. relating to or being convergence of a series whose terms are functions in such manner that the absolute value of the difference between the sum of the first n terms of the series and the sum of all terms can be made arbitrarily small for all values of the domain of the functions by choosing the nth term sufficiently far along in the series • uniformly adverbuniformness noun II. transitive verb Date: circa 1681 1. to bring into uniformity 2. to clothe with a uniform III. noun Date: 1748 dress of a distinctive design or fashion worn by members of a particular group and serving as a means of identification; broadly distinctive or characteristic clothing

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