Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A condition of being equable; uniformity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or condition of being equable; evenness or uniformity

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or quality of being equable; continued equality, regularity, or uniformity: as, the equability of the velocity of the blood; the equability of the temperature of the air; equability of temper.

Etymologies

From Latin aequabilitas, from aequabilis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In his aspect there was a certain dryness, and, altogether, his vivacity, his ceaselessness, and a kind of equability of tone in his voice, reminded me of what Homer says concerning the old men around Priam, above the gate of Troy, how they "chirped like cicalas on a summer day."

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  • And he was a person of moderate temperament and equability.

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  • Yes, war and oppression within and without are necessary to sustain the equability of the warfare state.

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  • Obama at least seems poised to make some changes in the American equability equation.

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  • To rule one self is to be moral, to be just and have a sense of equability towards all religions.

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  • Poetic Obituaries: A man of equability, handsomeness and charm

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  • A woman, perhaps fifty, but looking younger, with a face remarkable for placid cheerfulness, and a manner no less remarkable for its quiet expression of equability of temper.

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  • What he ignored or simply poo-pooed were the real costs, i.e. environmental, stratification, equability, that these polices exploit.

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  • Thus compressed the mass resumes its equability, and is again at unity with itself, because the fire which was the author of the inequality has retreated; and this departure of the fire is called cooling, and the coming together which follows upon it is termed congealment.

    Timaeus

  • For the larger particles of moisture which surround the body, entering in and driving out the lesser, but not being able to take their places, compress the moist principle in us; and this from being unequal and disturbed, is forced by them into a state of rest, which is due to equability and compression.

    Timaeus

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