- adjective consistent and not varying in characteristics
- adjective the same, not varying in quality, dimensions, etc.
- noun (written as Uniform)an internationally recognised code word for the letter U, used in radio communications
- adjective the same or similar
- noun the set of official clothes worn by a group of people such as the nurses in a hospital to identify them
- noun standard military clothing worn by members of the same arm or grouping
- noun (written as Uniform)the twenty-first letter of the phonetic alphabet (Uu)
- adjective exactly the same across a range or area
- noun specially designed clothing worn by all members of a group
Origin & History of “uniform”
Something that is uniform has literally only ‘one form’, the same throughout. The word comes, probably via French uniforme, from Latin ūniformis, a compound adjective formed from ūnus ‘one’ and forma ‘form’. Its use as a noun, for a ‘set of identical clothes worn by everyone’, dates from the 18th century, and was inspired by French.