Definition of inequable in English:



  • 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).