even number


: a whole number that is able to be divided by two into two equal whole numbers
The numbers 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8 are even numbers.

Examples of even number in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Baker changed the flag to an even number of stripes. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2023 What began a century ago as a nice, even number—g=2—has now spiraled into a task of monstrous precision and fractal complexity. Daniel Garisto, Scientific American, 10 Aug. 2023 The even number of electrons in carbon and silicon typically means that their charges all exist in pairs with opposite spins, which cancel each other’s magnetic fields. IEEE Spectrum, 2 Aug. 2023 For instance, one athlete testified that Shaw placed three electrical muscle stimulation pads on her body to treat her injury, but former athletic trainers and expert witnesses testified that such treatments require an even number of pads. Kenny Jacoby, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2023 Proposal 7: New Competitive Equity – Football To allow for an even number in each football conference in addition to reevaluating classification limits by enrollment. Graham Thomas, Arkansas Online, 25 July 2023 To measure the diameter of a ceiling fan with an even number of blades, simply measure from the tip of one blade to the tip of the blade across from it. Tanya Edwards, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 June 2023 The guest list Your guest list needs to be an even number, Del Rio says, so no one will feel like the odd person out. Olivia McCormack, Washington Post, 15 June 2023 The task force, led by Republican Representative Stephanie Bice and Democratic Representative Chrissy Houlahan, includes an even number of members of each party, all committed to finding some form of consensus. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 24 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Even number.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even%20number. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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