heterogeneous

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het·ero·ge·neous

adjective \ˌhe-tə-rə-ˈjē-nē-əs, ˌhe-trə-, -nyəs\

: made up of parts that are different

Full Definition of HETEROGENEOUS

:  consisting of dissimilar or diverse ingredients or constituents :  mixed
het·ero·ge·neous·ly adverb
het·ero·ge·neous·ness noun

Examples of HETEROGENEOUS

  1. <the seating in the hall was a heterogeneous collection of old school desk chairs, wood and metal folding chairs, and even a few plush theater seats>

Origin of HETEROGENEOUS

Medieval Latin heterogeneus, from Greek heterogenēs, from heter- + genos kind — more at kin
First Known Use: 1630

het·ero·ge·neous

adjective \ˌhet-ə-rə-ˈjē-nē-əs, ˌhe-trə-, -nyəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HETEROGENEOUS

: not uniform in structure or composition <tumors which have a heterogeneous composition by reason of structure and presence of necrosis—Year Book of Endocrinology>
het·ero·ge·neous·ly adverb

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