|homogeneous (ˌhəʊməˈdʒiːnɪəs, ˌhɒm-)|
|1.||composed of similar or identical parts or elements|
|2.||of uniform nature|
|3.||similar in kind or nature|
|4.||having a constant property, such as density, throughout|
|a. (of a polynomial) containing terms of the same degree with respect to all the variables, as in x² + 2xy + y²|
|b. (of a function) containing a set of variables such that when each is multiplied by a constant, this constant can be eliminated without altering the value of the function, as in cos x/y + x/y|
|c. (of an equation) containing a homogeneous function made equal to 0|
|6.||chem Compare heterogeneous of, composed of, or concerned with a single phase|
|Part of Speech:||adj|
|Definition:||in chemistry, involving substances in the same phase (solid, liquid, or gas)|
|Example:||A homogeneous substance is salt, NaCl.|
homogeneous ho·mo·ge·ne·ous (hō'mə-jē'nē-əs, -jēn'yəs)
Of the same or similar nature or kind.
Uniform in structure or composition throughout, as of a chemical mixture.