Definition of Heterogeneous

1. Adjective. Consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature. "The population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous"




2. Adjective. Originating outside the body.
Exact synonyms: Heterogenous
Antonyms: Autogenous

Definition of Heterogeneous

1. a. Differing in kind; having unlike qualities; possessed of different characteristics; dissimilar; -- opposed to homogeneous, and said of two or more connected objects, or of a conglomerate mass, considered in respect to the parts of which it is made up.

Definition of Heterogeneous

1. Adjective. Diverse in kind or nature; composed of diverse parts. ¹

2. Adjective. (mathematics) Incommensurable because of different kinds. ¹

3. Adjective. (physics) Having more than one phase (solid, liquid, gas) present in a system or process. ¹

4. Adjective. (chemistry) Visibly consisting of different components. ¹

5. Adjective. (computing) Of a network comprising different types of computers, potentially with vastly differing memory sizes, processing power and even basic underlying architecture; alternatively, of a data resource with multiple types of formats. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heterogeneous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Heterogeneous

1. Composed of varied cell types. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heterogeneous

heterogametes
heterogametic embryo
heterogameties
heterogamies
heterogangliate
heterogene
heterogeneal
heterogeneic antigen
heterogeneities
heterogeneity
heterogeneous (current term)
heterogeneous catalyses
heterogeneous catalysis
heterogeneous mixture
heterogeneous mixtures
heterogeneous nuclear RNA
heterogeneous radiation
heterogeneous system
heterogeneously
heterogeneousness
heterogenesis
heterogenetic
heterogenetic antibody
heterogenetic antigen
heterogenetic parasite

Literary usage of Heterogeneous

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1. Outlines of Theoretical Chemistry by Frederick Hutton Getman (1918)
"heterogeneous Systems. We have now to consider equilibria in systems made up ... Such systems are termed heterogeneous systems, as distinguished from those ..."

2. Outlines of Theoretical Chemistry by Frederick Hutton Getman (1922)
"Such systems are termed heterogeneous systems, as distinguished from those dealt ... The physically distinct portions of matter involved in a heterogeneous ..."

3. A System of Physical Chemistry by William Cudmore McCullagh Lewis, James Rice (1921)
"THE simplest conceivable type of heterogeneous reaction is the ... Further examples of heterogeneous velocities of a more complex nature are met with in the ..."

4. The Phase Rule and Its Applications by Alexander Findlay (1908)
"Homogeneous and heterogeneous Equilibrium. ... It is, now, with heterogeneous equilibria, with the conditions under which a heterogeneous system ..."

5. The Advanced Part of A Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid Bodies by Edward John Routh (1884)
"0. dx rf It immediately follows (from Art. 568) that . ,_ d? drf The density of the heterogeneous membrane must, therefore, be such that its logarithm ..."

6. A Handbook of Colloid-chemistry: The Recognition of Colloids, the Theory of by Carl Wilhelm Wolfgang Ostwald (1919)
"Colloids as Disperse heterogeneous Systems Ordinarily the number of phases and their state of aggregation in a heterogeneous system can be determined by ..."

7. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1892)
"heterogeneous NOUNS. 141. MASCULINE AND NEUTER.—Some masculines take in the plural au additional form of the ... Some hétéroclites are also heterogeneous ..."

8. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1881)
"heterogeneous NOUNS. 141. MASCULINE AND NEUTER.—Some masculines take in the plural an additional form of the ... Some hétéroclites are also heterogeneous ..."

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