homogeneity

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

noun

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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Word Origin and History for nonhomogeneity

homogeneity

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for nonhomogeneity

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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