AskDefine | Define evenness

Dictionary Definition



1 a quality of uniformity and lack of variation [syn: invariability] [ant: unevenness, unevenness]
2 the quality of being balanced [ant: unevenness]

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  1. The quality of being even.

Extensive Definition


Even may refer to:
  • Even, a Scandinavian male personal name (coincidentally, Odd is also a common Norwegian name).
  • Even (people), an ethnic group from Siberia and Russian Far East
  • Even Balance Inc., a software producer based in Spring, Texas (USA).
  • Even-weave, any woven textile where the warp and weft threads are of the same size
  • Even Ha'ezer, a section of Rabbi Jacob ben Asher's compilation of halakha (Jewish law), Arba'ah Turim
  • Even HaEzel, Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer's commentary on Mishneh Torah
  • Even-Shoshan concordance (1977), a New Concordance of the Bible's Old Testament Hebrew text by Abraham Even-Shoshan
  • Odd and Even, a solitaire card game which is played with two decks of playing cards

Science and technology

English expressions



  • Abraham Even-Shoshan (1906-1984), Russian-Israeli Hebrew linguist and lexicographer
  • Even Wetten (born 1982), Norwegian speed-skater
  • Maya Even (born 1958), Canadian born British based University lecturer, journalist and television presenter
  • Nahshon Even-Chaim (aka Phoenix )(born 1971), first major computer hacker convicted in Australia
  • Pierre Even (born 1946), Luxembourgian composer
  • Shimon Even (1935-2004), Israeli computer science researcher
  • Uzi Even (born 1940), Israeli professor of chemistry as well as a politician


  • Even-Yehuda, an Israeli village in the Sharon region of Netanya
  • Even Menahem, an Israeli cooperative agricultural community (moshav) in Western Galilee
  • Even Sapir, an Israeli cooperative agricultural community (moshav) near Jerusalem
evenness in German: Even
evenness in French: Even

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abnegation, abstinence, accordance, balance, bilateral symmetry, calm, calmness, clockwork regularity, coequality, coextension, conformity, congruity, conservatism, consistency, consonance, constancy, constraint, continence, continuity, control, cool, correspondence, dispassion, downiness, dynamic symmetry, equability, equality, equanimity, equation, equilibrium, equipoise, equipollence, equiponderance, equity, equivalence, equivalency, eurythmics, eurythmy, finish, flatness, flushness, frictionlessness, gentleness, glabriety, glabrousness, glossiness, golden mean, greasiness, happy medium, harmony, homogeneity, horizontalism, horizontality, horizontalness, identity, impartiality, judiciousness, juste-milieu, justice, keeping, lenity, levelness, likeness, lubricity, meden agan, methodicalness, middle way, mildness, moderateness, moderation, moderationism, monolithism, multilateral symmetry, neutrality, nonviolence, nothing in excess, oiliness, pacifism, par, parallelism, parity, persistence, planeness, poise, polarity, proportion, proportionality, prudence, punctuality, regularity, repetition, repose, restraint, satininess, self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial, self-restraint, serenity, shapeliness, silkiness, sleekness, slickness, slipperiness, smoothness, sobriety, stability, steadfastness, steadiness, suavity, symmetricalness, symmetry, systematicalness, temperance, temperateness, tranquillity, trilateral symmetry, unexcessiveness, unextravagance, unextremeness, uniformity, unity, unruffledness, velvetiness, via media
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