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Definition of uneven adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1not level, smooth, or flat The floor felt uneven under his feet. opposite even
  2. 2not following a regular pattern; not having a regular size and shape synonym irregular Her breathing was quick and uneven. uneven teeth opposite even
  3. 3not having the same quality in all parts an uneven performance (= with some good parts and some bad parts)
  4. 4(of a contest or match) in which one group, team, or player is much better than the other synonym unequal, even
  5. 5organized in a way that is not regular and/or fair synonym unequal an uneven distribution of resources opposite even
adverb His hair was cut unevenly. The teams are unevenly matched. The population is unevenly distributed.
noun [uncountable]
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