uniformity

Definitions

  • two uniformed figures
    two uniformed figures
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n uniformity the quality of lacking diversity or variation (even to the point of boredom)
    • n uniformity a condition in which everything is regular and unvarying
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Two men wearing distinctly different uniforms are waving identical flags with the double headed eagle emblem and are fighting each other across a river. This may be a reference to the Russo-Turkish war of 1877–1878. Two Balkan men casually watch the battle from behind a wall Two men wearing distinctly different uniforms are waving identical flags with the double headed eagle emblem and are...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan once wore a Nazi uniform while acting in a film during his Hollywood days. The name of the movie was "Desperate Journey," which was filmed in 1942
    • Uniformity Conformity to a pattern or rule; resemblance, consonance, or agreement; as, the uniformity of different churches in ceremonies or rites.
    • Uniformity Consistency; sameness; as, the uniformity of a man's opinions.
    • Uniformity Continued or unvaried sameness or likeness.
    • Uniformity 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.
    • Uniformity 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The salute of uniform bodies (eg. army, police) originated from knights who lifted their visors to show their face to a royalty.
    • n uniformity The state or character of being uniform, in any sense; absence of variation or difference. Maintenance of the same character, course, plan, laws, etc.; sameness; consistency.
    • n uniformity Conformity among several or many to one pattern, plan, rule, etc.; resemblance, consonance, or agreement: as, the uniformity of different churches in ceremonies or rites.
    • n uniformity Continued or unvaried sameness or likeness; monotony.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Vatican's Swiss Guard still wears a uniform designed by Michelangelo in the early 16th century.
    • Uniformity state of being uniform: agreement with a pattern or rule: sameness: likeness between the parts of a whole
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Quotations

  • Giambattista Vico
    Giambattista Vico
    “Uniform ideas originating among entire peoples unknown to each other must have a common ground of truth.”
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph%20Addison
    “Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts ;in a uniform manner.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    John%20F.%20Kennedy
    “The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.”
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis%20Bacon
    “Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.”
  • Sir Isaac Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton
    “Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.”
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan%20Kundera
    “Nudity is the uniform of the other side... nudity is a shroud.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. uniformitas,: cf. F. uniformité,

Usage

In literature:

And while he was wondering a ship's officer in uniform walked through the saloon.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Successive uniform stimuli now evoke uniform and equal positive responses, that is to say, there is no fatigue.
"Response in the Living and Non-Living" by Jagadis Chunder Bose
As a citizen of the Republic, wearing its uniform, he represented its dignity and power.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
As he wore an unknown uniform they took him for a Prussian.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
Still he could not bring himself to relinquish the uniform and the white plume.
"Captain Jinks, Hero" by Ernest Crosby
Go out on the streets and see the boys still in their uniforms.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
He wore the uniform of those dreadful beings whom she had seen on the island.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
Here is equality in training; does it lead to uniform results?
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
The streets of the capital were filled with uniforms, and the drum every where heard.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
Maybe they won't know who we are at first, and our uniforms may stop them.
"Facing the German Foe" by Colonel James Fiske
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In poetry:

Menny would go in a domino —
Pretty and pink but warm;
While I attended, clad in a splendid
Austrian uniform.
"Pink Dominoes" by Rudyard Kipling
"And of course, though the weather is warm,
It may be there'll come up a storm;
An umbrella I'll make
Of a caraway cake,
It'll match with my whole uniform.
"The Erratic Rat" by Carolyn Wells
Don't you see the lightnin'
Flashin' in de canebrake,
Like as if we's gwine to hab a storm?
No! You is mistaken,
'Tis darkies' bay'nets,
An' de buttons on dar uniform.
"Babylon Is Fallen!" by Henry Clay Work
But various curds must be combined
And each factory their curd must grind,
To blend harmonious in one
This great cheese of mighty span,
And uniform in quality
A glorious reality.
"Prophecy of a Ten Ton Cheese" by James McIntyre
Oh, the clarinet is the finest yet, and the uniforms are gay.
Tah, rah! We don't go home -
Oom, pah! We won't go home -
Oh, we shan't go home, and we can't go home when the band begins to play.
"The Band" by C J Dennis
And as for brave Hodson— he was a warrior born,
And military uniform did his body adorn;
And his voice could be heard in the battle afar,
Crying— "Come on my boys there is nothing like war!"
"The Capture of Lucknow" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Uniformly, O'Brien makes an audible .
It may even be a uniform of sorts for certain male ethnic groups - baggy pants, oversized T-shirt, baseball cap worn backward.
Marine Forbidden To Wear Dress Uniform.
Olympic Committee gets a dressing-down for China-made uniforms.
These uniforms were made where.
(AP) — More than two decades after the country established a uniform drinking age of 21, a nascent movement is afoot to allow 18- to 20-year-olds to legally buy alcohol under some circumstances.
Just because it's cheaper to make American Olympic uniforms in China doesn't make it right.
A man with a cache of badges, uniforms, denies wrongdoing, police chief says.
No team in college football is more fashion-forward than the Oregon Ducks, who are well-known for their seemingly endless range of uniform combinations.
Bailon's gym uniform often includes capri leggings and brightly-colored accessories.
As we all know, NFL players are wearing uniforms made by Nike this year, right.
3 lbs (or approx 8 cups) fingerling potatoes, cut into fairly uniform 1 sized chunks.
And NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code ™.
Designed by Ralph Lauren, Team USA's opening ceremony uniforms clearly draw inspiration from the dress uniforms of the US Army and Navy.
The uniforms from that season are part of the inspiration for the home uniforms the team will wear in 2010.
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In science:

To generate uniform random walks and polygons confined in C 3 , each coordinate of a vertex of the uniform random walk was drawn from a uniform distribution on [0, 1], and to generate equilateral random walks, each edge vector was drawn from a uniform distribution on S 2 .
The linking number and the writhe of uniform random walks and polygons in confined spaces
Vertex degrees in uniform random threshold graphs We have seen in Theorem 6.7 that the normalized degree distributions ν (Tn ) and ν (T L n ) for uniform unlabeled and labeled random threshold graphs both converge to the uniform distribution on [0, 1].
Threshold graph limits and random threshold graphs
While the behavior of general WFA with continuous ω -functions can be complicated, we can obtain useful results for uniformly convergent WFA and the uniform convergence assumption is well justified: As we show in Lemma 21, all ap WFA with continuous ω -function are uniformly convergent.
On Continuous Weighted Finite Automata
Moreover, the convergence of (24) is uniform on any set of uniformly bounded and uniformly Lipschitz functions.
The eigenvalues and eigenvectors of finite, low rank perturbations of large random matrices
Many uniform random number generators generate one or more new uniform variables from a set of previously-generated uniform variables.
Some comments on C. S. Wallace's random number generators
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