heterogeneity

[het-uh-roh-juh-nee-i-tee]
noun
the quality or state of being heterogeneous; composition from dissimilar parts; disparateness.

Origin:
1635–45; < Medieval Latin heterogeneitās. See heterogeneous, -ity

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heterogeneous (ˌhɛtərəʊˈdʒiːnɪəs)
 
adj
1.  composed of unrelated or differing parts or elements
2.  not of the same kind or type
3.  chem Compare homogeneous of, composed of, or concerned with two or more different phases
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin heterogeneus, from Greek heterogenēs, from hetero- + genos sort]
 
heterogeneity
 
n
 
hetero'geneousness
 
n
 
hetero'geneously
 
adv

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heterogeneity het·er·o·ge·ne·i·ty (hět'ə-rō'jə-nē'ĭ-tē)
n.
The quality or state of being heterogeneous.

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heterogeneity [(het-uh-roh-juh-nee-uh-tee)]

Cultural, social, biological, or other differences within a group. (Compare homogeneity.)

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Example sentences
Among the calculations, he found that dynamical heterogeneity was a natural
  consequence of the theory.
But these findings mask a significant degree of heterogeneity along the gender
  dimension.
At the moment, it remains unclear what's driving this heterogeneity.
As a result, the stock market as a whole increasingly fails to reflect the
  vibrancy and heterogeneity of the broader economy.
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