[ huh-mof-uh-lee ]
/ həˈmɒf ə li /


the tendency to form strong social connections with people who share one’s defining characteristics, as age, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, personal beliefs, etc.: political homophily on social media.

Origin of homophily

First recorded in 1950–55; homo- + -phily

Related forms

ho·mo·phil·i·ous [hoh-muh-fil-ee-uhs] /ˌhoʊ məˈfɪl i əs/ adjective
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