Definition of uneven adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ʌnˈiːvn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈiːvn//
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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 opposite even
  5. 5organized in a way that is not regular and/or fair synonym unequal an uneven distribution of resources opposite even
  6. Word OriginOld English unefen ‘not corresponding exactly’ (see un-, even).Extra examples The surface felt slightly uneven. She picked her way along the uneven path. an uneven voice/​laugh/​pace/​tread
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