- identical or consistent, as from example to example, place to place, or moment to moment: uniform spelling; a uniform building code.
- without variations in detail: uniform output; a uniform surface.
- constant; unvarying; undeviating: uniform kindness; uniform velocity.
- constituting part of a uniform: to be issued uniform shoes.
- Mathematics. occurring in a manner independent of some variable, parameter, function, etc.: a uniform bound.
- an identifying outfit or style of dress worn by the members of a given profession, organization, or rank.
- a word used in communications to represent the letter U.
verb (used with object)
- to make uniform or standard.
- to clothe in or furnish with a uniform.
- a prescribed identifying set of clothes for the members of an organization, such as soldiers or schoolchildren
- a single set of such clothes
- a characteristic feature or fashion of some class or group
- informal a police officer who wears a uniform
- unchanging in form, quality, quantity, etc; regulara uniform surface
- identical; alike or likea line of uniform toys
- to fit out (a body of soldiers, etc) with uniforms
- to make uniform
- communications a code word for the letter u
adj.1530s, “of one form,” from Middle French uniforme (14c.), from Latin uniformis “having one form,” from uni- “one” (see uni-) + forma “form” (see form). Related: Uniformly. n.“distinctive clothes worn by one group,” 1748, from French uniforme, from the adjective (see uniform (adj.)).