homogeneity

noun
ho·​mo·​ge·​ne·​i·​ty | \ ˌhō-mə-jə-ˈnē-ə-tē How to pronounce homogeneity (audio) , -ˈnā- also nonstandard -ˈnī-; especially British ˌhä- \

Definition of homogeneity

1 : the quality or state of being of a similar kind or of having a uniform structure or composition throughout : the quality or state of being homogeneous
2 mathematics : the state of having identical cumulative distribution functions or values

Examples of homogeneity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As travel has been forced to slow, perhaps the trend toward a homogeneity of space has, too. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, "How the Coronavirus Will Reshape Architecture," 17 June 2020 Diversity jolts us into cognitive action in ways that homogeneity simply does not. Katherine W. Phillips, Scientific American, "How Diversity Makes Us Smarter," 1 Oct. 2014 The Yoruba, for instance, show remarkable homogeneity—their column is almost entirely green and purple—while the Kalenjin seem to have associated with many populations across the continent. 2. Oscar Schwartz, Harper's Magazine, "Out of Africa," 30 Mar. 2020 Most of these associations reflected genealogical, religious, gender, cultural or class homogeneity. Setha Low, The Conversation, "How cafes, bars, gyms, barbershops and other ‘third places’ create our social fabric," 1 May 2020 The Yoruba, for instance, show remarkable homogeneity—their column is almost entirely green and purple—while the Kalenjin seem to have associated with many populations across the continent. 2. Oscar Schwartz, Harper's Magazine, "Out of Africa," 30 Mar. 2020 The Yoruba, for instance, show remarkable homogeneity—their column is almost entirely green and purple—while the Kalenjin seem to have associated with many populations across the continent. 2. Oscar Schwartz, Harper's Magazine, "Out of Africa," 30 Mar. 2020 The Yoruba, for instance, show remarkable homogeneity—their column is almost entirely green and purple—while the Kalenjin seem to have associated with many populations across the continent. 2. Oscar Schwartz, Harper's Magazine, "Out of Africa," 30 Mar. 2020 Following criticism of the homogeneity in his inner circle, Sanders has surrounded himself with a more racially diverse group that includes several women. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Hillary Clinton Keeps Dissing Bernie Sanders, Proving She Doesn't Understand His Support," 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of homogeneity

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for homogeneity

see homogeneous

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The first known use of homogeneity was in 1625

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21 Jun 2020

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“Homogeneity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homogeneity. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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homogeneity

noun
ho·​mo·​ge·​ne·​i·​ty | \ ˌhō-mə-jə-ˈnē-ət-ē How to pronounce homogeneity (audio) , -ˈnā-ət- How to pronounce homogeneity (audio) , ˌhäm-ə- \
plural homogeneities

Medical Definition of homogeneity

: the quality or state of being homogeneous

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