Definitions

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  • Prefix occurring mostly in older terms, bearing the meaning of equal-, co-, fellow-, joint-.
  • Prefix used chiefly in parasynthetic derivatives with the sense of even.
  • Prefix meaning equally, similarly, same.
  • Prefix meaning evenly, straight, direct, according to.

Etymologies

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From Middle English even-, efen-, from Old English efen- ("equal, fellow-, co-"), from Proto-Germanic *ebna- (“like-, level, equal-”); same as Old English efen ("equal, even, level"). More at even. Cognate with Scots evin- ("equal-"), Old Frisian ivin-, evn- ("even-"), Old High German eban- ("even-").

Examples

  • The size attained during 14 to 18 months of ocean feeding varies among populations in different regions, between even- and odd-year runs, and among fish born in years with varying ocean productivity.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • CONSERVATIONThere are great fluctuations in the abundance of pink salmon, especially between even- and odd-year classes and among different regions.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The size of returning spawners varies from year to year, from area to area, and between even- and odd-year classes, but in most areas of their range pink salmon rarely grow longer than about 24 inches (61 cm) or larger than 5 pounds, 8 ounces (2.5 kg).

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • But stocks- as represented by the S & P 500 index is just about even- up about 2% on the year- and has made a round trip.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Arroyo's successor, Benigno Aquino, is pursuing her on corruption allegations and the campaign's success will say much about whether the Philippines moves ahead or becomes an even- less-significant draw for investors than it already is.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • The emphasis was on net-front battles and presence, with lots of down-low work in even- and odd-man situations.

    Boston.com Top Stories

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