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English definition of “even”

even

adjective (EQUAL)    /ˈiː.vən/
equal or equally balanced : Both sides played well - it was a very even contest . The weather forecast said that there's an even chance of thunderstorms tonight (= that it is equally likely that there will or will not be storms ).Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities US (UK evens) equally likely to happen as to not happen : The chances of her getting the job are about evens.Possible and probableStatistics describes a situation where you risk money on something where the risk is equally balanced , and will pay back twice the amount of money that is paid if it is successful : an even bet If I were having a bet I'd take even money on United .Gambling and bookmakingTaking risks
(Definition of even adjective (EQUAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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