unevenness


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

un·e·ven

 (ŭn-ē′vən)
adj. un·e·ven·er, un·e·ven·est
1.
a. Not equal, as in size, length, or quality.
b. Having ill-matched opponents: an uneven contest.
2. Not consistent or uniform: an uneven color.
3. Not smooth or level: the uneven surface of a cobblestone road.
4. Not straight or parallel: uneven margins.
5. Of, relating to, or being an odd number.
6. Obsolete Not fair or equitable.

un·e′ven·ly adv.
un·e′ven·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unevenness - the quality of being uneven and lacking uniformityunevenness - the quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity
unregularity, irregularity - not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals
rockiness - the quality of abounding in rocks and stones; "due to the rockiness of the land it was quickly dry even after a heavy rain"
ruggedness - the quality of being topologically uneven; "the ruggedness of the mountains"
jaggedness - something irregular like a bump or crack in a smooth surface
patchiness - unevenness in quality or performance
waviness - unevenness produced by waves or wrinkles
invariability, evenness - a quality of uniformity and lack of variation
2.unevenness - the quality of being unbalancedunevenness - the quality of being unbalanced  
inequality - lack of equality; "the growing inequality between rich and poor"
evenness - the quality of being balanced

unevenness

noun
Lack of smoothness or regularity:
Translations
عَدَم إنتِظام، عَدَم إسْتِواء
nestejnost
ójafna; ójöfnuîur
düz/eşit olmayış

unevenness

[ˈʌnˈiːvənnɪs] N [of surface] → desigualdad f, irregularidad f; [of breathing] → irregularidad f; (= unfairness) [of distribution] → desigualdad f; [of contest] → lo desigual

unevenness

n (of surface)Unebenheit f; (= irregularity, of line) → Ungeradheit f; (of thickness)Ungleichheit f; (of pulse, breathing, teeth)Unregelmäßigkeit f; (of voice)Unsicherheit f; (of pace, rate, colour, distribution)Ungleichmäßigkeit f; (= inconsistency: of quality) → Unterschiedlichkeit f; (of contest, competition)Ungleichheit f

unevenness

[ʌnˈiːvnnɪs] nirregolarità

uneven

(anˈiːvn) adjective
1. not even. The road surface here is very uneven.
2. (of work etc) not all of the same quality. His work is very uneven.
unˈevenness noun
unˈevenly adverb
in an uneven or unequal way. The teams are unevenly matched.
References in classic literature ?
In dealing with an Isosceles, if a rascal pleads that he cannot help stealing because of his unevenness, you reply that for that very reason, because he cannot help being a nuisance to his neighbours, you, the Magistrate, cannot help sentencing him to be consumed -- and there's an end of the matter.
that too, in spite of a considerable unevenness, is a sign of genius.
I have not been working uninterruptedly," he replied, "I have been assisting Miss Fairfax in trying to make her instrument stand steadily, it was not quite firm; an unevenness in the floor, I believe.
The roughness and unevenness of the ground suggested something of a great mass of debris hidden by the accumulation of centuries of undergrowth.
and it must be admitted there was no pretension about her; her abruptness and unevenness of manner were plainly the result of her secluded and lowly circumstances.
From time to time she called together a little strength, and said, in a voice broken by the unevenness of the pavement and the breathlessness of their flight, "Who are you?
The problems that have not been dealt with yet include uneven and non-standardized maternity benefits, problems with the alimony fund, unevenness in the practice of medically assisted reproduction between the entities, discrimination and mobbing in the workplace, violation of the rights of marginalized groups of women, institutional problems of women with disabilities, and the lack of women in the process of constitutional reform," stressed DA3/4ekman.
Studying the unevenness of the seabed, the authors of the study concluded that the dome is growing and its potential eruption will be so powerful that it will cause a tsunami capable of reaching even the coasts of China, South and North America.
For some readers, the uneven pacing will be a distraction; for others, that same unevenness will propel the story forward and immerse them in the uncertainty and chaos of Lindens life.
It will also be the first GT in the range to be fitted with electric power steering and its magnetorheological damping system has been uprated with dual-coil technology to help reduce roll while simultaneously improving absorption of road surface unevenness.
Key statement: Provided is a rigid core for tire formation that limits the rubber stuck between inner mold segments in an inner mold segment while minimizing the occurrence of unevenness in the radial direction between inner mold segments that is caused by thermal expansion.
The study manipulated the following factors: keyboard size 10x4 and road unevenness (small, moderate, and large).