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"uneven" in British English

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unevenadjective

uk   /ʌnˈiː.vən/ us   /ʌnˈiː.vən/
  • uneven adjective (NOT EVEN)

C2 not level, equal, flat, or continuous: Be careful on that path - the paving stones are uneven. There is an uneven distribution of wealth across the country from the north to the south. The contest was very uneven - the other team was much stronger than us.

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unevenly
adverb uk   /ʌnˈiː.vən.li/ us   /ʌnˈiː.vən.li/
The two boxers were unevenly matched.
unevenness
noun [U] uk   /ʌnˈiː.vən.nəs/ us   /ʌnˈiː.vən.nəs/
(Definition of uneven from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"uneven" in American English

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unevenadjective

us   /ʌnˈi·vən/
  • uneven adjective (NOT EQUAL)

not even : The contest was uneven because one team was much stronger than the other.
  • uneven adjective (NOT FLAT)

not even : an uneven surface
  • uneven adjective (NOT GOOD)

varying in quality; not always good: It’s an uneven movie, but some of the scenes are hilariously funny.
(Definition of uneven from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"uneven" in Business English

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unevenadjective

uk   /ʌnˈiːvən/ us  
not following a regular or steady pattern, or not the same in every part: The regional impact of the fall in house prices is uneven, with modest declines predicted in the south-east, while values are set to fall much more sharply in the south-west. Politicians should be trying to tackle issues of economic fairness, such as the uneven distribution of benefits in the global financial system. uneven progress/recovery/expansion
an uneven playing field
a situation that is unfair because not everyone has the same chance of succeeding: Union officials are worried that negotiating separate deals with each site will create an uneven playing field.
unevenness
noun [U] /ʌnˈIːvənnəs/
The unevenness in licensing standards shows the value of having the state interpret a single set of regulations.
(Definition of uneven from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“uneven” in Business English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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