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adjective even pronunciation in British English /ˈiːv(ə)n/
  1. 1
    flat and level, without any holes or raised areas
    the smooth even surface of the snow
    The table kept wobbling because the floor wasn’t quite even.
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  2. 2
    not changing much in rate, level, or amount
    The room should be kept at an even temperature.
    He was perfectly relaxed, and his breathing was quiet and even.
  3. 3
    equal in amount
    the need for a more even balance between work and recreation
    1. a.
      involving two people or groups who are equal in ability, skill, or achievement
      The first half of the game was a good even contest.
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  4. 5
    calm and controlled
    ‘I think you are mistaken,’ Theresa said, in an even tone.
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