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heterogeneity

noun het·ero·ge·ne·i·ty \ˌhe-tə-rō-jə-ˈnē-ə-tē, ˌhe-trō-\

Definition of heterogeneity

  1. :  the quality or state of being heterogeneous



Examples of heterogeneity in a sentence

  1. <the cultural heterogeneity of its residents is a point of pride for the city>



1641

First Known Use of heterogeneity

1641


Medical Dictionary

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noun het·ero·ge·ne·ity \ˌhet-ə-rō-jə-ˈnē-ət-ē, ˌhe-trō-\

Medical Definition of heterogeneity

plural heterogeneities

  1. :  the quality or state of being heterogeneous




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