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[het-uh-roh-juh-nee-i-tee] /ˌhɛt ə roʊ dʒəˈni ɪ ti/
the quality or state of being heterogeneous; composition from dissimilar parts; disparateness.
Origin of heterogeneity
1635-45; < Medieval Latin heterogeneitās. See heterogeneous, -ity Unabridged
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  • 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.
  • Yet the country is also testament to the sheer heterogeneity of bank failures.
  • Again, the key is heterogeneity both culturally and politically which essentially means similar economic perspective.
  • Given the heterogeneity of job candidates and of the positions advertised, perhaps this debate is unavoidable.
  • However, the lesson is, the heterogeneity and nonlinearities always work against you.
  • heterogeneity is the measure of how different parts of a landscape are from one another.
Word Origin and History for heterogeneity

1640s, from Medieval Latin heterogeneitas, from heterogeneus, from Greek heterogenes (see heterogeneous).

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heterogeneity in Medicine

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

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

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

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