One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not equal or evenly distributed.‘the inequable temperature of rivers and lakes’
- ‘In a frictional hinge device, an inequable strain distribution within a synthetic resin is determined to be 15% or less so as to increase a torque holding rate by 80% or more to tightly engage a support block 20 with a metallic shaft 10.’
- ‘Further, if students believe the criteria to be implicit, then they may see assessment as some sort of lottery in which they experience inequable treatment from idiosyncratic staff.’
- ‘So, despite Newton's conception of the perfectly equable flow of time, his theory of gravitation can well be interpreted as a description of the effects of the inequable flow of time.’
- ‘Annie Besant was employed as a journalist and penned pieces on women's rights, and the inequable Victorian laws on marriage.’
- ‘From a technical point of view this is ideal, but in practice it can lead to inequable losses among small farmers of lands occupied by wind-breaks.’
Early 18th century: from Latin inaequabilis ‘uneven’, from in- ‘not’ + aequabilis (see equable).
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