homogeneous (ˌhəʊməˈdʒiːnɪəs, ˌhɒm-) | |
—adj | |
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 |
5. | maths |
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 |
homogeneity | |
—n | |
homo'geneously | |
—adv | |
homo'geneousness | |
—n |
Main Entry: | homogeneous |
Part of Speech: | adj |
Definition: | in chemistry, involving substances in the same phase (solid, liquid, or gas) |
Example: | A homogeneous substance is salt, NaCl. |