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equable

[ek-wuh-buh l, ee-kwuh-] /ˈɛk wə bəl, ˈi kwə-/
adjective
1.
free from many changes or variations; uniform:
an equable climate; an equable temperament.
2.
uniform in operation or effect, as laws.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin aequābilis that can be made equal, similar, equivalent to aequ(us) equal, even + -ābilis -able
Related forms
equability, equableness, noun
equably, adverb
nonequability, noun
nonequable, adjective
nonequableness, noun
nonequably, adverb
unequability, noun
unequable, adjective
unequableness, noun
unequably, adverb
Can be confused
equable, equitable.
Synonyms
1. steady, even, temperate.
Antonyms
1. variable.
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British Dictionary definitions for equably

equable

/ˈɛkwəbəl/
adjective
1.
even-tempered; placid
2.
unvarying; uniform: an equable climate
Derived Forms
equability, equableness, noun
equably, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin aequābilis, from aequāre to make equal
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Word Origin and History for equably

equable

adj.

1670s, back-formation from equability or else from Latin aequabilis "equal, consistent, uniform," from aequare "make uniform" (see equate).

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