[ hoh-muh-juh-nee-i-tee, hom-uh- ]
/ ˌhoʊ mə dʒəˈni ɪ ti, ˌhɒm ə- /


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

Nearby words

  1. homoeroticism,
  2. homogametic,
  3. homogamous,
  4. homogamy,
  5. homogenate,
  6. homogeneous,
  7. homogeneous charge compression ignition,
  8. homogeneous radiation,
  9. homogeneous system,
  10. homogenesis

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

  • 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

Culture definitions for homogeneity


[ (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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