What does heterogeneous mean?

Definitions for heterogeneousˌhɛt ər əˈdʒi ni əs, -ˈdʒin yəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heterogeneous, heterogenous(adj)

    consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature

    "the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous"

  2. heterogenous, heterogeneous(adj)

    originating outside the body


  1. heterogeneous(Adjective)

    Diverse in kind or nature; composed of diverse parts.

  2. heterogeneous(Adjective)

    Incommensurable because of different kinds.

  3. heterogeneous(Adjective)

    Having more than one phase (solid, liquid, gas) present in a system or process.

  4. heterogeneous(Adjective)

    Visibly consisting of different components.

  5. heterogeneous(Adjective)

    Of a network comprising different types of computers, potentially with vastly differing memory sizes, processing power and even basic underlying architecture; alternatively, of a data resource with multiple types of formats.

  6. Origin: From heterogeneus, from ἑτερογενής, from ἕτερος + γένος. Compare hetero- and -ous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heterogeneous(adj)

    differing in kind; having unlike qualities; possessed of different characteristics; dissimilar; -- opposed to homogeneous, and said of two or more connected objects, or of a conglomerate mass, considered in respect to the parts of which it is made up

  2. Origin: [Gr. ; + race, kind; akin to E. kin: cf. F. htrogne.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Heterogeneous

    het-er-o-jē′ne-us, adj. of another race or kind: dissimilar: composed of different kinds or parts—also Heterogēn′eal (rare):—opposed to Homogeneous.—ns. Heterogenē′ity, Heterogēn′eousness.—adv. Heterogēn′eously. [Gr. heterogenēsheteros, other, genos, a kind.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heterogeneous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heterogeneous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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