Uneven Rise for Groupon in Japan
Food Companies Try, but Can’t Guarantee Safety
By MICHAEL MOSS
Makers of processed foods have increased their efforts to eliminate pathogens, but the results have been uneven.
But for this listener at least, the prime attraction comes right at the top: Schubert’s C minor Sonata (D. 958), one of the three great “late” sonatas written in September 1828, some three months before his death at 31. For it is especially in the works of Schubert, even the more uneven early ones, that Ms. Uchida’s musical depth comes through.
adj., -er, -est.
- Not equal, as in size, length, or quality.
- Having ill-matched opponents: an uneven contest.
- Not consistent or uniform: an uneven color.
- Not smooth or level: the uneven surface of a cobblestone road. See synonyms at rough.
- Not straight or parallel: uneven margins.
- Of, relating to, or being an odd number.
- Obsolete. Not fair or equitable.
unevenness un·e'ven·ness n.
Origin of EVEN
Middle English, from Old English efen; akin to Old High German eban even
First Known Use: before 12th century
Related to EVEN
Synonym Discussion of EVEN
steady, even, equable mean not varying throughout a course or extent. steady implies lack of fluctuation or interruption of movement <steady progress>. even suggests a lack of variation in quality or character
come through (sth) (DIFFICULT SITUATION) phrasal verb
to manage to get to the end of a difficult or dangerous situation:
We've had some hard times, but we've come through.
come through (INFORMATION) phrasal verb
If a piece of information or a document comes through, you receive it:
Have the test results come through yet?
My visa still hasn't come through.
come through (EMOTION) phrasal verb
If an emotion comes through, other people can notice it:
His nervousness came through when he spoke.
New York Times
The deal-sharing service has found fertile ground in Japan, catching on even in places like Niigata that typically go unexplored by foreign corporations. ...
1. Understand, as in Aunt Mary doesn't catch on to any jokes. The verb to catch alone was used with this meaning from Shakespeare's time, on being added in the late 1800s. Also see get it, def. 2.
2. Become popular, as in This new dance is really beginning to catch on. [Late 1800s]