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[[Image:Deep Space 9 uniforms.jpg|thumb|right|300px|''[[Deep Space Nine]]''-era Starfleet uniforms]]A '''uniform''' is a type of standardized clothing used by a specific group of people, such as students in certain schools, specialized workers, police, sports teams, or military personnel. A primary purpose of uniforms is to make members of an organization immediately identifiable to themselves and others as members. Distinguishing members of the organization from other people can be useful to the general population, making it possible to quickly identify emergency responders like police officers during an emergency. This helps cultivate a group identity, as well as having practical value for those who use it, such as wearing helmets, gloves and steel-toed boots on a construction site, or a soldier wearing body armor.
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[[Image:Deep Space 9 uniforms.jpg|thumb|right|300px|''[[Deep Space Nine]]''-era Starfleet uniforms]]A '''uniform''' is a type of standardized clothing used by a specific group of people, such as students in certain schools, specialized workers, police, sports teams, or military personnel. A primary purpose of uniforms is to make members of an organization immediately identifiable to themselves and others as members. Distinguishing members of the organization from other people can be useful to the general population, making it possible to quickly identify emergency responders like police officers during an emergency. This helps cultivate a group identity, as well as having practical value for those who use it, such as wearing helmets, gloves and steel-toed boots on a construction site, or a soldier wearing [[body armor]].
  
 
Uniforms can range from a set of insignia to a full set of clothing. Several types of uniform exist, including utilitarian work uniforms and more formal "dress" uniforms. Standardized military uniforms first emerged in Europe during the [[Roman Empire]] and became common again around the 16th century with the rise of the standing army.
 
Uniforms can range from a set of insignia to a full set of clothing. Several types of uniform exist, including utilitarian work uniforms and more formal "dress" uniforms. Standardized military uniforms first emerged in Europe during the [[Roman Empire]] and became common again around the 16th century with the rise of the standing army.

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