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

Examples of heterogenous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Wright, who aspires to attend Stanford and study computer science, laments that the decision may make elite colleges - including the school of his dreams - much less heterogenous. Hannah Natanson, Anchorage Daily News, 30 June 2023 Elizondo would try to accomplish what others had failed to do for nearly 80 years: convince the intractable and infinitely heterogenous United States government to finally, fully spill on the topic of UFOs. Popular Mechanics, 25 Apr. 2023 Mukhopadhyay had shown that Earth’s mantle is heterogenous, with at least two separate sources, and that those sources are at least 4.5 billion years old. Anna Funk, Discover Magazine, 8 Apr. 2021 Intel’s Optane memory was a big factor in the development of the CXL interface for memory that allow heterogenous memory with various performance and endurance characteristics to be part of a common memory pool. Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 8 Aug. 2022 The picture that is emerging is one of a heterogenous condition that is different in every person because the genetic factors involved differ in every person. Pamela Feliciano, STAT, 22 Aug. 2022 This policy orchestration approach would deliver the level of integration required to connect heterogenous (often incompatible) systems and establish a consistent control plane for identity management. Eric Olden, Forbes, 8 June 2022 However, the transition will be difficult for business, which will have to learn to navigate a heterogenous protocol landscape. Vinit Patel, Fortune, 1 July 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1695, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heterogenous was in 1695

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“Heterogenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterogenous. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


het·​er·​og·​e·​nous ˌhet-ə-ˈräj-ə-nəs How to pronounce heterogenous (audio)
: originating in an outside source
especially : derived from another species
heterogenous bone grafts

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