- the quality or state of being heterogeneous; composition from dissimilar parts; disparateness.
Origin of heterogeneity
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Examples from the Web for heterogeneities
I have often thought the same thing of the heterogeneities that go to make up a soldier's pot-a feu.Andersonville, Volume 1
Word Origin and History for heterogeneities
1640s, from Medieval Latin heterogeneitas, from heterogeneus, from Greek heterogenes (see heterogeneous).
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- The quality or state of being heterogeneous.
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Cultural, social, biological, or other differences within a group. (Compare homogeneity.)
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