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

Wiktionary

  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.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Markus Schranner:

    The startup scene for me is a very heterogeneous group of people who are intrinsically motivated to change the status quo.

  2. Tommaso Aquilano:

    Now fashion has to be very eclectic, heterogeneous, we now need clothes that can be used in between autumn/winter and spring/summer.

  3. Karen Parker:

    Autism is very heterogeneous— it’s very complicated, one of the things we’re really hopeful in doing these studies is asking, ‘Can we streamline this complexity of disorders by understanding the biological substrates that may vary across kids?’.

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