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

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The choir’s heterogenous concerts don’t arrive seamlessly. David Patrick Stearns, Philly.com, "The Crossing's Month of Moderns is back for another ambitious round," 31 May 2018 Moreover, Hughes also establishes just how deep the Greek roots of the settlement called Byzantion went, and how heterogenous the Hellenic frontier town of the seventh century B.C. probably was. Lawrence Osborne, New York Times, "A City Where East Meets West and the Past Is Always Present," 4 Jan. 2018 For the century after the Civil War, both the Republican and Democratic parties were ideologically heterogenous. Jeet Heer, New Republic, "Divorce Conservatism From the Republican Party," 20 Dec. 2017 Agnostic autonomy One issue that map makers like Civil Maps and Here are both grappling with is how to create platforms for a heterogenous mix of cars. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Blue roads and glowing signs—how this startup’s tech lets cars see the world," 9 Oct. 2017 Democrats tend to live clustered in cities, while Republicans sprawl across more heterogenous districts. The Economist, "The Supreme Court ponders whether gerrymandering has gone too far," 7 Oct. 2017

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1695, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of heterogenous

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

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