uneven

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj uneven lacking consistency "the golfer hit the ball well but his putting was spotty"
    • adj uneven (of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents "vaudeville...waged an uneven battle against the church"
    • adj uneven not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture "an uneven color","uneven ground","uneven margins","wood with an uneven grain"
    • adj uneven not divisible by two
    • adj uneven variable and recurring at irregular intervals "an uneven gait","uneven spacing"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Centipedes always have an uneven pairs of walking legs
    • Uneven Not divisible by two without a remainder; odd; -- said of numbers; as, 3, 7, and 11 are uneven numbers.
    • Uneven Not equal; not of equal length. "Hebrew verse consists of uneven feet."
    • Uneven Not even; not level; not uniform; rough; as, an uneven road or way; uneven ground.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • uneven Not even. Not level, smooth, or plain; rough; rugged. Shak., M. N. D., iii. 2, 417. Not straight or direct; crooked. Shak., R. and J., iv. l. 5. Not uniform, equable, regular, or continuous; changeable; jerky.
    • uneven Not perfectly horizontal or level, as the beam of a scale; not at the same height or on the same plane; hence, not fair, just, or true.
    • uneven In arithmetic, odd; not divisible by 2 without a remainder: as, 3, 5, 7, etc., are uneven numbers.
    • uneven Ill-matched; unsuitable; ill-assorted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Uneven un-ē′vn not even, smooth, straight, uniform, or just: odd, not divisible by two without remainder: ill-matched: difficult
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. unefen,. See Un- not, and Even (a.)

Usage

In literature:

In form they are tubular and horn-shaped, having a spreading, uneven corolla, five-parted.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
The edges are uneven.
"Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made" by William H. Holmes
A ploughed field in February would not be too wet, nor the side of a house too uneven.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
He was a curiously uneven workman.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
We could both go on living only by dividing it unevenly.
"The Door Through Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
They are apt to work somewhat unevenly on to wool, owing to their great affinity for the fibre.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
The second exhibition was even more ragged and uneven than the first night.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
The contracted opening was to the left, and he quickly made his way over the uneven floor to that point.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island" by Roger Thompson Finlay
The rock was more rugged and uneven than they had at first supposed.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
The ground had now become more uneven than heretofore.
"With Axe and Rifle" by W.H.G. Kingston
An uneven number is always worn, and a good set consists of twenty-three.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
Ripe seed white, of medium size, egg-shaped, unevenly compressed.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
When the morning stillness was broken by the first uneven Put!
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Nothing is more destructive of good tools than a grooved, uneven, or wabbly stone.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Squinting was frequently to be noticed among them, and nearly invariably unevenness of the eyes.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Farther east, no cliff rises beyond the chasm, but little hillocks and sand-dunes slope unevenly to the beach.
"Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts" by Rosalind Northcote
His resting-place was hard and uneven.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Her breath was coming fast and uneven.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
The horse can endure no greater torture than that resulting from an uneven hand.
"Hints on Horsemanship, to a Nephew and Niece" by George Greenwood
But it was an uneven one.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
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In poetry:

Who will mount the gallant courser?
Who can ride him to the goal—
Thro' the paths of life uneven,
To the temple of the soul?
"The Steed And The Rider" by Ernest Jones
'He loves me, loves me not,' she cries;
'He loves me more than earth or heaven!'
And then glad tears have filled her eyes
To find the number was uneven.
"With A Pressed Flower" by James Russell Lowell
A cloud hangs over, strange of shape,
And, colored like the half-ripe grape,
Seems some uneven stain
On heaven's azure; thin as crape,
And blue as rain.
"Evening On The Farm" by Madison Julius Cawein
For we were made to suit each other, sweet,
Apart, uneven, but when join'd, complete,
With powers and failings matching
In each as strictly well
As in some shell
The sharp teeth interlatching.
"Twin-Growth" by William Cosmo Monkhouse
For the long nights you lay awake
And watched for my unworthy sake:
For your most comfortable hand
That led me through the uneven land:
For all the story-books you read:
For all the pains you comforted:
"To Alison Cunningham, From Her Boy" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Farewell to the land which we sought o'er the wave;
We made it our home; it will now be our grave:
Farewell, ye proud mountains, and valleys uneven,
And thou, bright shining Glory, now setting in heaven.
"The Song Of The Slain At The Battle Of Ticonderoga" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

Enterprise Apps / Cloud Computing Grows Unevenly .
Intelligence / Cloud Computing Grows Unevenly .
State's private companies performed unevenly last year.
Ghostlight's take on Neil LaBute's 'reasons to be pretty' is universally well-acted, if unevenly presented.
Analysts blame recovery's unevenness as they predict modest 2.5 percent growth.
The recovery in the business jet market continues but is still a bit uneven, according to the JPMorgan monthly business jet report released this morning.
Utah's Katie Kivisto competes in the uneven bars during a dual gymnastics meet between BYU and Utah at the Marriott Center in Provo Friday night.
Etween bouts of depression, Virginia Woolf wrote memorable novels and short stories and somewhat uneven articles and book reviews.
Wedding Q&A: "How Do We Handle an Uneven Bridal Party.".
It's not one problem, but three combined: high cost, uneven quality and millions uninsured.
Alas, Aria 's wine selection is wildly uneven, ranging from exciting (a rosé from Seven Sisters in South Africa) to awful (an Italian mixed-grape white from Castello delle Regine).
Nas, Lauryn Hill co-bill is an uneven attraction .
Gabby Douglas on the uneven bars.
US stocks close barely changed after uneven trading.
Following an uneven rookie season, Kings guard Jimmer Fredette has made what coach Keith Smart called "a gigantic leap" in his development.
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In science:

The problem of uneven slit illumination has already been discussed in Sect. 2.
Jet rotation: launching region, angular momentum balance and magnetic properties in the bipolar outflow from RW Aur
We analyse the first 300 AU of the jet (1.′′5 at the distance of RW Aur), applying an updated version of the correction routines for uneven slit illumination.
Jet rotation: launching region, angular momentum balance and magnetic properties in the bipolar outflow from RW Aur
Interstellar grains are unevenly distributed but primarily confined to the galactic plane with an effective thickness of ∼ 200 pc.
Interstellar Grains -- The 75th Anniversary
For example, uneven separation of galaxies into the two bins leads to an enhanced sampling variance.
Observing Baryon Oscillations with Cosmic Shear
In the RS model the KK graviton spectrum is discrete and unevenly spaced.
New Physics at the TeV Scale and Precision Electroweak Studies
At midrapidity, all uneven coefficients are zero owing to symmetry.
Hydrodynamic Models for Heavy Ion Collisions
That is to say, gradient makes the distribution of H change from an even form (H ≡ 1 in unweighted network) to an uneven form (H = H (g , k) in weighted network).
Enhancing synchronization in complex networks of coupled phase oscillators
That is to say, gradient changes the distribution of H from an even form (H = 1 in unweighted network) to an uneven form (H = H (g , k) in weighted network).
Enhancing synchronization in complex networks of coupled phase oscillators
If the distribution of vacant sites is uneven between the two sublattices, zero energy modes will necessarily appear.
Modeling disorder in graphene
In order to achieve smaller time constant a new contactless sensor card was developed. The contactless thermal characterization method introduced in this paper enables in situ heat distribution measurement inside the test chamber during operation, with the detection of potentially uneven heat distribution.
Contactless Thermal Characterization of High Temperature Test Chamber
However, as soon as the first coin toss happens, the distribution of wealth becomes uneven.
The Reality Game
First, the accepted applications tend to be unevenly distributed over the disciplines.
Past Performance as Predictor of Successful Grant Applications: A Case Study
In the available dataset, 32% of all applications have a female principle investigator, unevenly distributed over the disciplines.
Past Performance as Predictor of Successful Grant Applications: A Case Study
The uniform approximation when conditioning on x in (2.7) ensures that we do not reject H0 unevenly with respect to the configuration of the locations.
Detection of spatial clustering with average likelihood ratio test statistics
We also show that it is possible to exploit the uneven distribution of don’t care bits in test patterns in order to reduce the area required for storing deterministic test patterns more than 3 times with less than 2% fault coverage drop.
Embedding of Deterministic Test Data for In-Field Testing
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