Definition of Heterogeneity

1. Noun. The quality of being diverse and not comparable in kind.

Exact synonyms: Heterogeneousness
Generic synonyms: Nonuniformity
Specialized synonyms: Diverseness, Diversity, Multifariousness, Variety
Derivative terms: Heterogeneous, Heterogeneous
Antonyms: Homogeneity

Definition of Heterogeneity

1. n. The state of being heterogeneous; contrariety.

Definition of Heterogeneity

1. Noun. Diversity ¹

2. Noun. A composition of diverse parts ¹

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Definition of Heterogeneity

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Medical Definition of Heterogeneity

1. The condition or state of being different in kind or nature. (05 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Heterogeneity

heterogametic embryo
heterogeneic antigen
heterogeneity (current term)
heterogeneous catalyses
heterogeneous catalysis
heterogeneous mixture
heterogeneous mixtures
heterogeneous nuclear RNA
heterogeneous radiation
heterogeneous system
heterogenetic antibody
heterogenetic antigen

Literary usage of Heterogeneity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Theory of Heat by Thomas Preston (1904)
"Beyond this we cannot go, but we attempt to fathom the unknown by means of analogies derived from the known. 52. heterogeneity Possible. ..."

2. The Mechanism of Evolution in Leptinotarsa by William Lawrence Tower, Joseph Kumler Breitenbecher (1918)
"ANALYSIS OF heterogeneity IN THE POPULATION. It has been shown how the elements of the pattern found upon the pronotum simplest characters—behave with ..."

3. The City: Urban Communities and Their Problems by Alan S. Berger (1978)
"One response to heterogeneity and political fragmentation has been the development ... Homogeneity, heterogeneity, and Partial Communities in Urban Society ..."

4. A Handbook of Colloid-chemistry: The Recognition of Colloids, the Theory of by Carl Wilhelm Wolfgang Ostwald, Wolfgang Ostwald, Emil Hatschek (1919)
"Physical and Chemical heterogeneity.—The relation between chemical (analytical) ... It follows from all this that the spatial or other heterogeneity of the ..."

5. Breeding Crop Plants by Herbert Kendall Hayes, Ralph John Garber (1921)
"Estimating Soil heterogeneity by Means of Checks. ... In general, the greater the degree of soil heterogeneity the greater will be the calculated standard ..."

6. American Police Systems by Raymond Blaine Fosdick (1920)
"heterogeneity of America's population.— Preponderance of crime in America. ... Relation of heterogeneity to crime.— The relation of court procedure to the ..."

7. Papers on Mechanical and Physical Subjects by Osborne Reynolds, Arthur William Brightmore, William Henry Moorby (1900)
"The heterogeneity of the Atmosphere. With respect to the stoppage of the sound by the heterogeneity of the atmosphere, Dr Henry expressly states that ..."

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