1. Always the same, as in character or degree; unvarying: planks of uniform length.
2. Being the same as or consonant with another or others: rows of uniform brick houses.
A distinctive set of clothing intended to identify the members of a specific group: a police uniform.
tr.v. u·ni·formed, u·ni·form·ing, u·ni·forms
1. To make (something) uniform.
2. To provide or dress with a uniform.
[Latin ūnifōrmis : ūni-, uni- + fōrma, shape.]
u′ni·formi·ty, uni·form′ness n.
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