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homogeneity

[hoh-muh-juh-nee-i-tee, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ mə dʒəˈni ɪ ti, ˌhɒm ə-/
noun
1.
composition from like parts, elements, or characteristics; state or quality of being homogeneous.
Also, homogeneousness
[hoh-muh-jee-nee-uh s-nis, -jeen-yuh s-, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈdʒi ni əs nɪs, -ˈdʒin yəs-, ˌhɒm ə-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Medieval Latin homogeneitās, equivalent to homogene(us) homogeneous + -itās -ity
Related forms
nonhomogeneity, noun
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Word Origin and History for homogeneousness

homogeneity

n.

1620s, from homogene (see homogeneous) + -ity.

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homogeneousness in Culture
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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