1. The characteristic
or state of being
or difference; resemblance to itself at all times; sameness of action, effect, etc, under like
tenor; as, the uniformity
in a poem; the uniformity
2. Consistency; sameness; as, the uniformity
of a man's opinions.
3. Similitude between the parts of a intact; as, the uniformity
of sides in a regular
is said to consist in uniformity
4. Continued or unvaried sameness or likeness.
5. Conformity to a pattern
or rule; resemblance, consonance, or agreement; as, the uniformity
of various churches in ceremonies or rites. Act of Uniformity, an act
of Parliament, passed in 1661, prescribing the form
of popular prayers, administration
of sacraments, and another rites of the Established Church of England. Its provisions were modified by the "Act of Uniformity Amendment Act," of 1872.
Origin: L. Uniformitas: cf. F. Uniformite.
Source: Websters Vocabulary