adjective equa·ble \ˈe-kwə-bəl, ˈē-\

: tending to remain calm : free from sudden or harsh changes

Full Definition of EQUABLE

:  marked by lack of variation or change :  uniform <an equable distance apart>
:  marked by lack of noticeable, unpleasant, or extreme variation or inequality <an equable temperament>
equa·bil·i·ty \ˌe-kwə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌē-\ noun
equa·ble·ness \ˈe-kwə-bəl-nəs, ˈē-\ noun
equa·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of EQUABLE

  1. <an area with an equable climate would be our first choice for a place in which to settle>

Origin of EQUABLE

Latin aequabilis, from aequare to make level or equal, from aequus
First Known Use: 1677

Synonym Discussion of EQUABLE

steady, even, equable mean not varying throughout a course or extent. steady implies lack of fluctuation or interruption of movement <steady progress>. even suggests a lack of variation in quality or character <an even distribution>. equable implies lack of extremes or of sudden sharp changes <maintain an equable temper>.


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