heterogeneous

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

Definition of heterogeneous

  1. :  consisting of dissimilar or diverse ingredients or constituents :  mixed an ethnically heterogeneous population

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

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Origin and Etymology of heterogeneous

Medieval Latin heterogeneus, from Greek heterogenēs, from heter- + genos kind — more at kin


First Known Use: 1630


HETEROGENEOUS Defined for English Language Learners

heterogeneous

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

Definition of heterogeneous for English Language Learners

  • : made up of parts that are different


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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