[hoh-muh-juh-nee-i-tee, hom-uh-]


composition from like parts, elements, or characteristics; state or quality of being homogeneous.

Also ho·mo·ge·ne·ous·ness [hoh-muh-jee-nee-uh s-nis, -jeen-yuh s-, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈdʒi ni əs nɪs, -ˈdʒin yəs-, ˌhɒm ə-/.

Origin of homogeneity

1615–25; < Medieval Latin homogeneitās, equivalent to homogene(us) homogeneous + -itās -ity
Related formsnon·ho·mo·ge·ne·i·ty, noun
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Examples from the Web for homogeneity

Historical Examples of homogeneity

  • Homogeneity of material must be obtained, having regard to expansion and contraction.

    The Turkish Bath

    Robert Owen Allsop

  • Homogeneity and like-mindedness are, as explanations of the social behavior of men and animals, very closely related concepts.

Word Origin and History for homogeneity

1620s, from homogene (see homogeneous) + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

homogeneity in Culture


[(hoh-muh-juh-nee-uh-tee, hoh-muh-juh-nay-uh-tee)]

Cultural, social, biological, or other similarities within a group. (Compare heterogeneity.)

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