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Uniform Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    uniform adj
  1. always the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrences; "a street of uniform tall white buildings" [syn: unvarying] [ant: multiform]
  2. the same throughout in structure or composition; "bituminous coal is often treated as a consistent and homogeneous product" [syn: consistent]
  3. not differentiated [syn: undifferentiated] [ant: differentiated]
  4. evenly spaced; "at regular (or uniform) intervals" n : clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification v : provide with uniforms; "The guards were uniformed"
Uniform Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Regulation \Reg`u*la"tion\ (-l?"sh?n), n.
  1. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated. The temper and regulation of our own minds. --Macaulay.
  2. A rule or order prescribed for management or government; prescription; a regulating principle; a governing direction; precept; law; as, the regulations of a society or a school. Regulation sword, cap, uniform, etc. (Mil.), a sword, cap, uniform, etc., of the kind or quality prescribed by the official regulations. Syn: Law; rule; method; principle; order; precept. See Law.
Uniform Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Uniform \U"ni*form\, n. [F. uniforme. See Uniform, a.] 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. --F. W. Robertson. In full uniform (Mil.), wearing the whole of the prescribed uniform, with ornaments, badges of rank, sash, side arms, etc. Uniform sword, an officer's sword of the regulation pattern prescribed for the army or navy.
Uniform Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Uniform'


A uniform is a set of standard clothing worn by members of an organization while participating in that organization's activity. Modern uniforms are worn by armed forces and paramilitary organisations such as police, emergency services, security guards, in some workplaces and schools and by inmates in prisons. In some countries, some other officials also wear uniforms in their duties; such is the case of the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service or the French prefects. For some public groups, such as police, it is illegal for non members to wear the uniform. Other uniforms are trade dressed (such as the brown uniforms of UPS).

Workers sometimes wear uniforms or corporate clothing of one nature or another. Workers required to wear a uniform include retailer workers, bank and post office workers, public security and health care workers, blue collar employees, personal trainers in health clubs, instructors in summer camps, lifeguards, janitors, bus drivers, airline employees and holiday operators, and bar, restaurant and hotel employees. The use of uniforms by these organizations is often an effort in branding and developing a standard corporate image but also has important effects on the employees required to wear the uniform. The first service uniform registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office was the Playboy Bunny outfit (U.S. trademark number 762,884). However the term 'uniform' is misleading because employees are not always fully uniform in appearance and may not always wear attire provided by the organization, while still representing the organization in their attire. Academic work on organizational dress by Rafaeli & Pratt (1993) referred to uniformity (homogeneity) of dress as one dimension, and conspicuousness as a second. Employees all wearing black, for example, may appear conspicuous and thus represent the organization even though their attire is uniform only in the color of their appearance not in its features. Pratt & Rafaeli, (1997)described struggles between employees and management about organizational dress as struggles about deeper meanings and identities that dress represents. And Pratt & Rafaeli (2001) described dress as one of the larger set of symbols and artifacts in organizations which coalesce into a communication grammar.

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* I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy. - William Westmoreland

* Every body continues in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, except insofar as it doesn't. - Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington


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