heterogeneity

[ het-uh-roh-juh-nee-i-tee ]
/ ˌhɛt ə roʊ dʒəˈni ɪ ti /

noun

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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Medical definitions for heterogeneity

heterogeneity
[ hĕt′ə-rō′jə-nēĭ-tē ]

n.

The quality or state of being heterogeneous.
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Cultural definitions for heterogeneity

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

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

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