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 It’s one in which the urban environment is governed by the principles of marketing, the aesthetics of high-tech homogeneity, and the interests of venture capital, and imbued with the sterile, cheerful infantilization of startup branding. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 20 July 2022 Look at the data and what that tells us about the homogeneity of consumers. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 25 May 2022 The ideological homogeneity of their electorate makes both messaging and expectations management much easier than what’s possible in the Democrats’ own frequently fractious tent. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, 25 June 2022 In fact, that feeling is apt to be most intense among suburban dwellers, who research shows often prioritize safety, green spaces and communal homogeneity over trendy restaurants, cultural assets or short commutes. Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2022 Immigration was a political taboo for decades, with Japan’s right wing airing concerns that an influx of foreigners would dilute the country’s ethnic homogeneity and culture. Claire Parker, Washington Post, 3 June 2022 More than a century later, the Continental GT Speed has now made that directive almost seem like a call to chase low-hanging fruit, as the class-defying model excels across categories and bucks the rising tide of homogeneity within the industry. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 1 Feb. 2022 Like a Dogme 95 director, Antonoff finds such constraints liberating; some of his detractors, though, hear not consistency but homogeneity. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 16 May 2022 Satire, a form that thrives on homogeneity, cannot help but change in the face of such diversity. New York Times, 13 May 2022 See More

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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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28 Jul 2022

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“Homogeneity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homogeneity. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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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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