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  1. the quality or state of being heterogeneous; composition from dissimilar parts; disparateness.
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Origin of heterogeneity

From the Medieval Latin word heterogeneitās, dating back to 1635–45. See heterogeneous, -ity
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Related Words for heterogeneities

diversity, medley, diverseness, fluctuation, diversification, incongruity, departure, discrepancy, conglomeration, divergency, collection, array, assortment, change, combo, intermixture, mi

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Historical Examples of 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

    John McElroy

Word Origin and History for heterogeneities



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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

heterogeneities in Medicine


  1. The quality or state of being heterogeneous.
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heterogeneities in Culture



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

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