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heterogeneity

[het-uh-roh-juh-nee-i-tee] /ˌhɛt ə roʊ dʒəˈni ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being heterogeneous; composition from dissimilar parts; disparateness.
Origin of heterogeneity
1635-1645
1635-45; < Medieval Latin heterogeneitās. See heterogeneous, -ity
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  • I have often thought the same thing of the heterogeneities that go to make up a soldier's pot-a feu.

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heterogeneity

n.

1640s, from Medieval Latin heterogeneitas, from heterogeneus, from Greek heterogenes (see heterogeneous).

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heterogeneities in Medicine

heterogeneity het·er·o·ge·ne·i·ty (hět'ə-rō'jə-nē'ĭ-tē)
n.
The quality or state of being heterogeneous.

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heterogeneities in Culture
heterogeneity [(het-uh-roh-juh-nee-uh-tee)]

Cultural, social, biological, or other differences within a group. (Compare homogeneity.)

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