[ ek-wuh-buhl, ee-kwuh- ]
/ ˈɛk wə bəl, ˈi kwə- /
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free from many changes or variations; uniform: an equable climate; an equable temperament.
uniform in operation or effect, as laws.
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Origin of equable
1635–45; <Latin aequābilis that can be made equal, similar, equivalent to aequ(us) equal, even + -ābilis-able
OTHER WORDS FROM equable
eq·ua·bil·i·ty, eq·ua·ble·ness, nouneq·ua·bly, adverbnon·eq·ua·bil·i·ty, nounnon·eq·ua·ble, adjective
non·eq·ua·ble·ness, nounnon·eq·ua·bly, adverbun·eq·ua·bil·i·ty, nounun·eq·ua·ble, adjectiveun·eq·ua·ble·ness, nounun·eq·ua·bly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH equableequable , equitable
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How to use equable in a sentence
Its poise and equability began to grow trivial, its exalted familiarity to become mere vulgarity.Impressions And Comments|Havelock Ellis
There were storms enough without, and equability was to be desired at the fireside even at a sacrifice of deeper pleasures.Familiar Studies of Men and Books|Robert Louis Stevenson
A great breadth and height of trough are incompatible with equability of the cementing temperature.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Equability of tone is best attained by the exclusive use of familiar and idiomatic words.Charmides|Plato
Equability, however, is not the only noteworthy characteristic of the Key West climate.Campaigning in Cuba|George Kennan
British Dictionary definitions for equable
/ (ˈɛkwəbəl) /
unvarying; uniforman equable climate
Derived forms of equableequability or equableness, nounequably, adverb
Word Origin for equable
C17: from Latin aequābilis, from aequāre to make equal
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