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heterogeneous

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adjective het·ero·ge·neous \ˌhe-tə-rə-ˈjē-nē-əs, ˌhe-trə-, -nyəs\

Simple Definition of heterogeneous

  • : made up of parts that are different

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of heterogeneous

  1. :  consisting of dissimilar or diverse ingredients or constituents :  mixed

heterogeneously adverb
heterogeneousness noun

Examples of heterogeneous in a sentence

  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


Medical Dictionary

heterogeneous

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adjective het·ero·ge·neous \ˌhet-ə-rə-ˈjē-nē-əs, ˌhe-trə-, -nyəs\

Medical Definition of heterogeneous

  1. :  not uniform in structure or composition <tumors which have a heterogeneous composition by reason of structure and presence of necrosis—Year Book of Endocrinology>

heterogeneously adverb




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