homogeneous [hoh-m uh- jee-nee- uhs, - jeen-y uhs, hom- uh-] SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind; not heterogeneous: a homogeneous population. of the same kind or nature; essentially alike. . Mathematics having a common property throughout: a homogeneous solid figure. having all terms of the same degree: a homogeneous equation. relating to a function of several variables that becomes multiplied by some power of a constant when each variable is multiplied by that constant: x 2y 3 is a homogeneous expression of degree 5. relating to a differential equation in which a linear combination of derivatives is set equal to zero. Origin of homogeneous 1635–45;
Medieval Latin homogeneus,
of the same kind; see
-us -ous Related forms ho·mo·ge·ne·ous·ly, adverb non·ho·mo·ge·ne·ous, adjective non·ho·mo·ge·ne·ous·ly, adverb non·ho·mo·ge·ne·ous·ness, noun un·ho·mo·ge·ne·ous, adjective un·ho·mo·ge·ne·ous·ly, adverb un·ho·mo·ge·ne·ous·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for homogeneous Historical Examples of homogeneous Homogeneous: of the same kind or nature: similar in texture or parts.
I have said that this law of
Homogeneous Counter-relativity has not been recognised by logicians.
And next, that the parts of such a body must be
Homogeneous, or of the same kind. Homogeneous in its character, the population was harmonious.
We are getting near the end of the great Democratic, Wholesale, or
Homogeneous phase in the world's history. British Dictionary definitions for homogeneous adjective composed of similar or identical parts or elements of uniform nature similar in kind or nature having a constant property, such as density, throughout maths (of a polynomial) containing terms of the same degree with respect to all the variables, as in x ² + 2 xy + y ² (of a function) containing a set of variables such that when each is multiplied by a constant, this constant can be eliminated without altering the value of the function, as in cos x / y + x / y (of an equation) containing a homogeneous function made equal to 0 chem of, composed of, or concerned with a single phase Compare heterogeneous
Also (for senses 1–4):
homogenous Derived Forms homogeneity ( ˌhəʊməʊdʒɪˈniːɪtɪ, ˌhɒm-), noun homogeneously, adverb homogeneousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for homogeneous adj.
1640s, from Medieval Latin
homogeneus, from Greek homogenes "of the same kind," from homos "same" (see homo- (1)) + genos "kind, gender, race, stock" (see genus). Earlier in this sense was homogeneal (c.1600).
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homogeneous [hō′mə-jē ′nē-əs, -jēn ′yəs] adj. Of the same or similar nature or kind. Uniform in structure or composition throughout, as of a chemical mixture.
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