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heterogeneity

[het-uh-roh-juh-nee-i-tee]
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noun
  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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  • 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

heterogeneity

n.

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

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heterogeneities in Medicine

heterogeneity

(hĕt′ə-rō′jə-nēĭ-tē)
n.
  1. 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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