(E*vec"tics) n. The branch of medical science which teaches the method of acquiring a good
habit of body. [Obs.]
(E*vec"tion) [L. evectio a going up, fr. evehere to carry out; e out + vehere to carry: cf. F évection.]
1. The act of carrying up or away; exaltation. [Obs.] Bp. Pearson.
2. (Astron.) (a) An inequality of the moon's motion is its orbit to the attraction of the sun, by which
the equation of the center is diminished at the syzygies, and increased at the quadratures by about 1°
20&prime. (b) The libration of the moon. Whewell.
(E"ven) (ev"'n) n. [OE. eve, even, efen, æfen. AS. &aemacrfen; akin to OS. aband, OFries, avend,
D. avond, OHG. aband, Icel. aptan, Sw. afton, Dan. aften; of unknown origin. Cf. Eve, Evening.]
Evening. See Eve, n. 1. [Poetic.] Shak.
(E"ven), a. [AS. efen. efn; akin to OS. eban, D. even, OHG. eban, G. efen, Icel. jafn, Dan.
jevn, Sw. jämn, Goth. ibns. Cf. Anent, Ebb.]
1. Level, smooth, or equal in surface; not rough; free from irregularities; hence uniform in rate of motion of
action; as, even ground; an even speed; an even course of conduct.
2. Equable; not easily ruffed or disturbed; calm; uniformly self-possessed; as, an even temper.
3. Parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit.
And shall lay thee even with the ground.Luke xix. 44.
4. Balanced; adjusted; fair; equitable; impartial; just to both side; owing nothing on either side; said of
accounts, bargains, or persons indebted; as, our accounts are even; an even bargain.
To make the even truth in pleasure flow.Shak.
5. Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure. "I know my life so even." Shak.
6. Associate; fellow; of the same condition. [Obs.] "His even servant." Wyclif (Matt. xviii. 29).