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eben  

e•ben  
1       adj   (=glatt)   smooth  
(=gleichmäßig)  
even  
(=gleich hoch)  
level  
(=flach)  
flat,   (Math)   plane  
zu ebener Erde      at ground level  
auf ebener Strecke      on the flat  
2       adv  
a      (zeitlich)    (=soeben)   just  
(=schnell, kurz)  
for a minute or second  
das wollte ich eben sagen      I was just about to say that  
mein Bleistift war doch eben noch da      my pencil was there (just) a minute ago  
kommst du eben mal mit?      will you come with me for a minute or second?  
ich gehe eben zur Bank      I'll just pop to   (Brit)  or by   (US)   the bank inf     
b    (=gerade or genau das)   exactly, precisely  
(na) eben!      exactly!, quite!, precisely!  
das ist es ja eben!      that's just or precisely it!  
das eben nicht!      no, not that!  
das ist es eben nicht!      that's just or exactly what it isn't!  
eben das wollte ich sagen      that's just or exactly what I wanted to say  
nicht eben billig/viel/angenehm etc      not exactly cheap/a lot/pleasant etc  
c    (=gerade noch)   just  
das reicht so or nur eben aus      it's only just enough  
wir haben den Zug eben noch erreicht      we just caught the train  
d    (=nun einmal, einfach)   just, simply  
das ist eben so      that's just the way it is or things are  
dann bleibst du eben zu Hause      then you'll just have to stay at home  
    dann  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

Ebene, erben, ebenda, ebenso

eben! exp.
exactly! ; quite! ; precisely!
na eben!

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Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
(well,) there you are (then)!
exp.
that is exactly why
exp.
well, in that case (there's no more to be said)
exp.
to look {or} pop in
exp.
no, not that!
exp.
that's just the way it is {or} things are
exp.
was that (a flash of) lightning?
exp.
I'm just stupid, that's all
exp.
I'll just pop to {or} by the bank
exp.
you'll just have to see it through
[Fig.]
exp.
that's just the way he is ; that's just his nature
exp.
that's just {or} exactly what I wanted to say
exp.
I was just about to say that
exp.
I've just been round to the neighbo(u)rs'
exp.
it's the little things that make the difference
exp.
that's just {or} precisely it!
exp.
that's just {or} exactly what it isn't!
exp.
will you come with me for a minute {or} second?
exp.
just
exp.
we were just talking about you
exp.
then you'll just have to stay at home
exp.
he has just come home
exp.
let's drop the whole idea
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'eben' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
eben deswegen
exp.
austreten ; mal eben verschwinden
[UK]
exp.
so was kommt eben vor
exp.
das ist eben seine Art
that's the way he is, you see = das ist eben seine Art, weißt du
exp.
ich geh mal eben pinkeln
exp.
das muss ich eben riskieren
exp.
eben dieser Mensch ; besagte Person

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