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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunevenun‧e‧ven /ʌnˈiːvən/ ●○○ adjective  1 FLAT#not smooth, flat, or level She walked back carefully over the uneven ground.see thesaurus at rough2 REGULAR#not regular His breathing had become uneven. uneven rates of development3 EQUAL#not equal or equally balanced an uneven distribution of resources4 CHANGE FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHERgood in some parts and bad in others an uneven performanceunevenly adverbunevenness noun [uncountable]
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unevenHis teeth were yellow and uneven.As with all the economic forces affecting firms' behaviour, the impact of change is uneven and defies generalisation.Moreover, the cooling would be uneven, and the resultant shrinkage and warping would leave the structure fissured and cracked.Early development is likely to be uneven because of differentiation in initial conditions.The old uneven brick sidewalk was ripped up and replaced.The uneven ground around the mill was created by digging clay for brick-making.This shift, however, has had a geographically uneven impact, both between and within the economic planning regions.The light was uneven in that perfect space; the corners in shadow, the long sides illuminated.an uneven income distributionThe library's record collection is of uneven quality.We listened to the uneven rhythm of the wind's roar.Suddenly he felt an uneven tug, the string went slack, and he realized that his efforts had been in vain.The driveway was uneven, with cracks running through it.
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