equable

[ ek-wuh-buhl, ee-kwuh- ]
/ ˈɛk wə bəl, ˈi kwə- /

adjective

free from many changes or variations; uniform: an equable climate; an equable temperament.
uniform in operation or effect, as laws.

Nearby words

  1. eq,
  2. eq.,
  3. eqc,
  4. eqpt.,
  5. equability,
  6. equal,
  7. equal employment opportunity commission,
  8. equal opportunities commission,
  9. equal opportunity,
  10. equal pay

Origin of equable

1635–45; < Latin aequābilis that can be made equal, similar, equivalent to aequ(us) equal, even + -ābilis -able

Related forms
Can be confusedequable equitable

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British Dictionary definitions for equable

equable

/ (ˈɛkwəbəl) /

adjective

even-tempered; placid
unvarying; uniforman equable climate
Derived Formsequability or equableness, nounequably, adverb

Word Origin for equable

C17: from Latin aequābilis, from aequāre to make equal

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Word Origin and History for equable

equable

adj.

1670s, back-formation from equability or else from Latin aequabilis "equal, consistent, uniform," from aequare "make uniform" (see equate).

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