# homogeneousness

## homogeneity

[hoh-muh-juh-nee-i-tee, hom-uh-]
noun
composition from like parts, elements, or characteristics; state or quality of being homogeneous.
Also, homogeneousness [hoh-muh-jee-nee-uhs-nis, -jeen-yuhs-, hom-uh-] .

Origin:
1615–25; < Medieval Latin homogeneitās, equivalent to homogene(us) homogeneous + -itās -ity

nonhomogeneity, noun
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 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

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homogeneity [(hoh-muh-juh-nee-uh-tee, hoh-muh-juh-nay-uh-tee)]

Cultural, social, biological, or other similarities within a group. (Compare heterogeneity.)

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