heterogenous

adjective
het·​er·​og·​e·​nous | \ ˌhe-tə-ˈrä-jə-nəs How to pronounce heterogenous (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Teens who self-injure and/or think about suicide are a heterogenous group – people are unique, after all. Kevin King, The Conversation, 28 Apr. 2022 For her take on the Russian olivier salad ($33), the elements, usually united into a heterogenous mass by mayonnaise, were arranged separately on the plate. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Apr. 2022 IgA levels were not sustained long-term in mice that received two intranasal vaccinations, suggesting that a heterogenous injection plus nasal booster strategy is most effective in promoting mucosal immunity. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Gada notes that in a heterogenous market like India, all other media, including TV and print, is segmented by language. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 3 Feb. 2022 This is important for Support as the team hires a heterogenous workforce with non-traditional skillsets and competence areas. Caterina Bulgarella, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 The framework can integrate, run, and scale heterogenous pipelines that use data from multiple sources and require different treatments. Paul Smith-goodson, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 Neither of them provides the single-pane-of-glass visibility, predictive and automation capabilities that modern heterogenous data infrastructures require and today’s data teams need. Rohit Choudhary, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 While the two then heterogenous parties had long proved capable of cooperation on other issues, here productive negotiation and collaboration would have to be induced somehow. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, 20 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of heterogenous

1695, in the meaning defined above

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6 May 2022

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“Heterogenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterogenous. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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heterogenous

adjective
het·​er·​og·​e·​nous | \ ˌhet-ə-ˈräj-ə-nəs How to pronounce heterogenous (audio) \

Medical Definition of heterogenous

1 : originating in an outside source especially : derived from another species heterogenous bone grafts

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