uniform

Definitions

  • two uniformed figures
    two uniformed figures
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj uniform not differentiated
    • adj uniform the same throughout in structure or composition "bituminous coal is often treated as a consistent and homogeneous product"
    • adj uniform evenly spaced "at regular (or uniform) intervals"
    • adj uniform always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences "a street of uniform tall white buildings"
    • v uniform provide with uniforms "The guards were uniformed"
    • n uniform clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification
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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
    • n Uniform A dress of a particular style or fashion worn by persons in the same service or order by means of which they have a distinctive appearance; as, the uniform of the artillery, of the police, of the Freemasons, etc. "There are many things which, a soldier will do in his plain clothes which he scorns to do in his uniform ."
    • uniform (Mil) a sword, cap, uniform, etc., of the kind or quality prescribed by the official regulations.
    • Uniform Having always the same form, manner, or degree; not varying or variable; unchanging; consistent; equable; homogenous; as, the dress of the Asiatics has been uniform from early ages; the temperature is uniform; a stratum of uniform clay.
    • Uniform Of the same form with others; agreeing with each other; conforming to one rule or mode; consonant. "The only doubt is . . . how far churches are bound to be uniform in their ceremonies."
    • Uniform To clothe with a uniform; as, to uniform a company of soldiers.
    • Uniform To make conformable.
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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.
    • uniform Having always the same form; not changing in shape, appearance, character, etc.; in general, not variable; unchanging.
    • uniform Not varying in degree or rate; equable; invariable: as, a uniform heat; a uniform motion (that is, the motion of a body when it passes over equal spaces in equal times).
    • uniform Having only one character throughout; homogeneous.
    • uniform Consistent at all times; not different.
    • uniform Not different at different times or places: applicable to all places, or to all divisions of a country: as, a uniform tax; a uniform bankruptcy law.
    • uniform Of the same appearance, pattern, or style.
    • uniform Of the same form or character with others; agreeing with each other; conforming to one rule or mode.
    • n uniform A dress of the same kind, fabrics, fashion, or general appearance as others worn by the members of the same body, whether military, naval, or any other, by which the members may be recognized as belonging to the particular body: opposed to plain clothes, or ordinary civil dress: as, the uniform of a soldier, a sailor, or a policeman.
    • uniform To make uniform; reduce to uniformity.
    • uniform To clothe with or as if with a uniform.
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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.
    • adj Uniform ū′ni-form having one or the same form: having always the same manner or character: consistent with itself: agreeing with another
    • n Uniform a dress or livery of the same kind for persons who belong to the same body, as of a soldier
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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. uniformis,; unus, one + forma, from: cf. F. uniforme,

Usage

In literature:

It is only the uniformity of the environment that creates the apparent uniformity of characters.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
In a few instances, however, mongrels have retained a uniform character from their first production.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
His uniform was gone.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
They shall see you, Ughtred of Tyrnaus, in the uniform of their Guards.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
Now people will see what it means to wear the khaki uniform.
"The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields" by Lieut. Howard Payson
Don't he know that if I lent him me uniform it'd be me finish.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
The colonel went out with Frank after breakfast next morning and ordered his uniform and equipments.
"Through Russian Snows" by G. A Henty
The animal spirits became more cheerful, buoyant, and uniformly pleasurable.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
He was not in uniform.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
And he was clothed in uniform, a soldier's uniform, he, Don Anastasio!
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
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In poetry:

His uniform was real handsome;
He looked so brave and strong;
But somehow I could'nt help thinking
His fighting must be wrong.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Farewell my hateful Russian country!
People of lord and serf you are--
Farewell, salute, bent knee and hand-kiss,
Three-masters, uniform and star!
"On Departure For The Caucas" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
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
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
Yet strip me bare and you will see
A worthy warrior I be;
Although no uniform I've worn,
By wounds of labour I am torn;
Leave their ribbands and their stars . . .
Behold! I proudly prize my scars.
"Decorations" by Robert W Service
Love is the scent with the lotus born.
It is the silent choirs of petals
Singing the winter’s harmony of uniform beauty.
Love is the song of the soul, singing to God.
It is the balanced rhythmic dance of planets - sun and moon lit
"What Is Love?" by Paramahansa Yogananda

In news:

'Fantasia Dark Red ' has outstanding vigor and excellent uniformity.
In lieu of a tux, he wore his Marine uniform as he escorted Deb Taylor Bates, daughter of Jennifer and Gary Keith Bates of Jefferson City.
C riticism of Donald Rumsfeld by the uniformed military is nothing new.
A look back at Olympic sprinters' uniforms before they became tight and shiny.
Uniform giant cintas under fire by unions, regulators and Congress.
The next president of the United States must do right by our men and women in uniform.
Facebook A man wearing a postal uniform and three accomplices invaded a home in Cherry Hill on Tuesday.
CHERRY HILL — A man wearing a fake postal uniform forced his way into a house in Cherry Hill and robbed it, according to a report on CourierPostOnline.com.
A uniformly fun, yet challenging, job at Genundewah in Canandaigua.
Way back in the dark ages (1992) when I first started working as a uniformed police officer, backup guns were separated into two general categories: "reliable" guns and everything else.
In Romney- helmed games, Olympic uniforms outsourced to Burma.
Most recognizable are those who don uniforms of our local safety services.
All this while being uniformly nice to look at.
Four rifles with bayonets rest on a rack near the door, and the closets are filled with wool military uniforms.
Uniformity at harvest is created at seeding time.
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In science:

Example 3: Non-uniform distributions on matrices The cycle indices give useful information about conjugacy class functions when the matrix is chosen uniformly at random.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Our starting basic uniform structure is the Lipschitz uniform structure defined on the set (of isometry classes) of proper metric spaces.
Relative Zeta Functions, Determinants, Torsion, Index Theorems and Invariants for Open Manifolds
The above formalism for a circle of uniform density can be extended to a sphere of uniform density.
Random Distance Distribution for Spherical Objects: General Theory and Applications to n-Dimensional Physics
Section 7 shows how to construct ε-uniform random elements from ε-semi-uniform random elements.
Towards a practical, theoretically sound algorithm for random generation in finite groups
Once an ε-uniform random variable is available for some ε < 1, the next lemma shows how to iterate to improve the uniformity.
Towards a practical, theoretically sound algorithm for random generation in finite groups
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