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Monday, April 30, 2001

Definitions for heterogeneous

  1. Consisting of dissimilar elements, parts, or ingredients -- opposed to homogeneous.

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Citations for heterogeneous
According to the historian Albert Fein, New York embodied "the challenge of a democratic nation's capacity to plan for and maintain an urban environment to meet the needs of a uniquely heterogeneous population." Robert A. M. Stern, New York 1880
He worked texture and color into the mortar and cement with heterogeneous bits of found junk, from seashells and stones to busted chunks of Phillips' Milk of Magnesia bottles. Gene Santoro, Myself When I Am Real
Origin of heterogeneous
Heterogeneous derives from Greek heterogenes, from heter-, "other, different" + genos, "kind."