Etymology
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evenly (adv.)

Old English efenlice "evenly, equally;" see even (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning "so as to produce uniformity of texture is early 15c.; that of "without surface irregularities, smoothly" is from 1630s.

updated on September 20, 2014

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Definitions of evenly from WordNet

evenly (adv.)
in equal amounts or shares; in a balanced or impartial way;
a class evenly divided between girls and boys
Synonyms: equally
evenly (adv.)
in a level and regular way;
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