The letters of a word are fitted together so that there is a general effect of evenness.
The outlines which had been sharp were now blurred, its evenness had become scraggly.
"If there is no more proof than that, you need not vex your mind," he said, commanding his voice to evenness.
He praised the beauty of its texture, the fineness and evenness of its fibres.
Perhaps we shall have smoothness and evenness when we enter Paradise.
She succeeded in doing so, for her evenness of temper was remarkable.
This is done under the impression that the market price is influenced by the evenness of the edges of crepe rubbers.
evenness and steadiness of temperature are two important points.
The second instructs the reader how to secure that evenness of temperament which is the chief characteristic of Poise.
The polyphonic writing is matchless in its evenness; every part is as good as every other part.
Old English efen "level," also "equal, like; calm, harmonious; quite, fully; namely," from Proto-Germanic *ebnaz (cf. Old Saxon eban, Old Frisian even "level, plain, smooth," Dutch even, Old High German eban, German eben, Old Norse jafn, Danish jævn, Gothic ibns).
Etymologists are uncertain whether the original sense was "level" or "alike." Used extensively in Old English compounds, with a sense of "fellow, co-" (e.g. efeneald "of the same age;" Middle English even-sucker "foster-brother"). Of numbers, from 1550s. Modern adverbial sense (introducing an extreme case of something more generally implied) seems to have arisen 16c. from use of the word to emphasize identity ("Who, me?" "Even you," etc.) Sense of "on an equal footing" is from 1630s. Rhyming reduplication phrase even steven is attested from 1866; even break first recorded 1911. Even-tempered from 1875.
"to make level," Old English efnan (see even (adj.)).
"end of the day," Old English æfen, Mercian efen, Northumbrian efern (see eve).
On the same footing: When you hit me we'll be even (1637+)