- the quality or state of being heterogeneous; composition from dissimilar parts; disparateness.
Origin of heterogeneity
Examples from the Web for heterogeneity
What of that heterogeneity for which New York is famous, or infamous?Imaginary Interviews
W. D. Howells
A new principle has been introduced, an element of heterogeneity.Domesday Book and Beyond
Frederic William Maitland
But how is that kind of heterogeneity insured which is required to carry on life?Herbert Spencer
J. Arthur Thomson
Heterogeneity, that is, differentiation, is introduced by form.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy
W. T. Stace
But we have yet to notice another kind of heterogeneity of surface similarly and simultaneously caused.Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I
Word Origin and History for heterogeneity
1640s, from Medieval Latin heterogeneitas, from heterogeneus, from Greek heterogenes (see heterogeneous).
- The quality or state of being heterogeneous.
Cultural, social, biological, or other differences within a group. (Compare homogeneity.)