unevenness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unevenness the quality of being unbalanced
    • n unevenness the quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Centipedes always have an uneven pairs of walking legs
    • n unevenness The state or character of being uneven. Inequality of surface: as, the unevenness of ground or of roads.
    • n unevenness Want of smoothness in regard to style or composition.
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Usage

In literature:

The meat used must be cut very carefully rather than in ragged, uneven pieces.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The carriage bumped and rattled over the uneven road.
"Bengal Dacoits and Tigers" by Maharanee Sunity Devee
The horses' hoofs clashed on the unevenly paved street with a noise like a thousand smithies.
"Master Skylark" by John Bennett
It was becoming mountainous and uneven, but was still barren.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 2" by David Collins
Across the upper end of the great hall there was a long building set, and this was divided into three uneven parts.
"A King's Comrade" by Charles Whistler
The ground was rocky, uneven, overgrown with bushes and clumps of young saplings and traversed only by cattle-paths.
"Twice Told Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
He soon reckoned that he would make three miles an hour over the uneven surface of the floe.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
Reaching the foot of the Escalier de Sainte-Marie, he quickened his already hurried pace, and began to run up the uneven steps.
"Max" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
A pavement of uneven cobblestones echoed beneath our feet, and a street stretched out before us.
"Over Strand and Field" by Gustave Flaubert
But it was soon clear that these ponies were an uneven lot.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
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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
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
"Draw from the town, my songs, draw Daphnis home.
These triple threads of threefold colour first
I twine about thee, and three times withal
Around these altars do thine image bear:
Uneven numbers are the god's delight.
"Eclogue 8: To Pollio Damon Alphesiboeus" by Publius Vergilius Maro
Across a waste and solitary rise
A ploughman urges his dull team,
A stooped gray figure with prone brow
That plunges bending to the plough
With strong, uneven steps. The stream
Rings and re-echoes with his furious cries.
"An Autumn Landscape" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

Brad Lidge still on track after uneven rehab appearance, Drew Storen making progress.
Post-college angst flick Kicking and Screaming was hilarious in fits and starts, but uneven.
New York's regulation of home health care is uneven, and its future course involves an untested model.
The meat can be dry, tough, and unevenly cooked.
Dermatologist Tips for Uneven Skin Tone.
Valitar' has big ambitions but uneven execution.
Ratio of voters to stations uneven throughout Florida.
Too bad the Emmys don't have a Most Uneven category.
High school productions are almost always uneven.
Flying Fig has creative flair with local sources, but execution can be uneven.
Intervals between characters may be uneven.
Saga of Afghanistan family is unique in terms of point of view but uneven in terms of treatment.
Eliminates side to side movement when striping on uneven turf .
'Glee' Finale: An Uneven End to an Uneven Season.
Watch Uneven Push-Up in the Fitness Magazine Video.
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In science:

Zuckerman, “Extractors for three uneven- length sources,” in Proc.
Linear Transformations for Randomness Extraction
The strategy of the double off-source observation was adopted to average out the uneven FIR background, as inferred from the IRAS maps.
The Dust Content and Opacity of Actively Star-Forming Galaxies
The uneven internal structures of clusters were recognized quite early on.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
The uneven structure of the Virgo cluster had of course been noticed very early (e.g.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
It has been noted only recently that very much care has to be exercised in these studies to account for systematic effects arising from the uneven exposure distribution and the structured galactic foreground emission (Reimer & Thompson, 2001).
Gamma-ray astronomy
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