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uneven

[uhn-ee-vuh n] /ʌnˈi vən/
adjective
1.
not level or flat; rough; rugged:
The wheels bumped and jolted over the uneven surface.
2.
irregular; varying; not uniform:
The book is uneven in quality.
3.
not equitable or fair; one-sided:
an uneven contest.
4.
not equally balanced; not symmetrical or parallel.
5.
(of a number) odd; not divisible into two equal integers:
The numerals 3, 5, and 7 are uneven.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English unefen; cognate with German uneben. See un-1, even1
Related forms
unevenly, adverb
unevenness, noun
Synonyms
3. unfair, unequal, lopsided.
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Examples for unevenly
  • They exist in different molecular forms and are unevenly distributed throughout the body.
British Dictionary definitions for unevenly

uneven

/ʌnˈiːvən/
adjective
1.
(of a surface, etc) not level or flat
2.
spasmodic or variable
3.
not parallel, straight, or horizontal
4.
not fairly matched an uneven race
5.
(archaic) not equal
6.
(obsolete) unjust
Derived Forms
unevenly, adverb
unevenness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unevenly

uneven

adj.

Old English unefen "unequal," from un- (1) "not" + even (adj.). Cf. Old Frisian oniovn, Middle Dutch oneven, Old High German uneban, German uneben, Old Norse ujafn. Meaning "irregular, broken, rugged" (in reference to terrain, etc.) is recorded from late 13c.

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