heterogeneousness

heterogeneous

[het-er-uh-jee-nee-uhs, -jeen-yuhs]
adjective
1.
different in kind; unlike; incongruous.
2.
composed of parts of different kinds; having widely dissimilar elements or constituents: The party was attended by a heterogeneous group of artists, politicians, and social climbers.
3.
Chemistry. (of a mixture) composed of different substances or the same substance in different phases, as solid ice and liquid water.

Origin:
1615–25; < Medieval Latin heterogeneus < Greek heterogenḗs. See hetero-, gene, -ous

heterogeneously, adverb
heterogeneousness, noun

heterogeneous, heterogenous, homogeneous, homogenous.


2. varied, diverse.


2. homogeneous.
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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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heterogeneous
1624, from Gk. heterogenes, from heteros "different" + genos "kind, gender, race stock" (see genus).
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heterogeneous het·er·o·ge·ne·ous (hět'ər-ə-jē'nē-əs, -jēn'yəs)
adj.
Composed of parts having dissimilar characteristics or properties.

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