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"uniform" in British English

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uniformnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈjuː.nɪ.fɔːm/  us   /-fɔːrm/
A2 a ​particular set of ​clothes that has to be ​worn by the ​members of the same ​organization or ​group of ​people: military/​school uniform a nurse's uniform I ​love a man in uniform!
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[C] a ​type of ​clothes that is ​connected with a ​particulargroup of ​people: Photographs show him ​wearing the ​T-shirt and ​rippedjeans that were the student's uniform of the ​time.

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uniformed
adjective uk   /-fɔːmd/  us   /-fɔːrmd/
uniformed ​officers/​police/​soldiers

uniformadjective

uk   /ˈjuː.nɪ.fɔːm/  us   /-fɔːrm/
uniformity
noun [U] uk   /ˌjuː.nɪˈfɔː.mɪ.ti/  us   /-ˈfɔːr.mə.t̬i/
uniformly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Critics were uniformly ​enthusiastic about the ​production.
(Definition of uniform from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"uniform" in American English

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uniformnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈju·nəˌfɔrm/
  • uniform noun [C/U] (CLOTHES)

a ​special set of ​clothesworn by ​peoplebelonging to an ​organization to show ​others that they are ​members of it: [U] soldiers in uniform
uniformed
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈju·nəˌfɔrmd/
Only uniformed ​personnel are ​permitted to ​enter this ​building.

uniformadjective

 us   /ˈju·nəˌfɔrm/
  • uniform adjective (SAME)

the same; not ​varying or different in any way: The ​laws for ​adopting a ​child are not uniform among the ​states. physics Uniform ​means not ​changing in ​speed or ​power; ​constant.
uniformity
noun [U]  us   /ˌju·nəˈfɔr·mɪ·t̬i/
uniformly
adverb  us   /ˈju·nəˌfɔrm·li/
Critics were uniformly ​enthusiastic.
(Definition of uniform from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"uniform" in Business English

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uniformadjective

uk   us   /ˈjuːnɪfɔːm/
not ​changing or different in any way: Making the ​rules more uniform should ​reduce the ​number of ​cases taken before ​districtlawcourts. A ​proposed new ​framework has been widely praised for ​providing a uniform ​approach to the problem of ​wastedisposal. Trying to ​impose a uniform ​system in all the countries affected has proved very problematic. uniform ​policies/​procedures/​standards
uniformly
adverb
uniformly ​imposedtaxes
(Definition of uniform from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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