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 But, in attempting to address its homogeneity, the academy has widened its membership, which has paid off in slates of nominees that look a bit more like the world does. Chris Hewitt, Star Tribune, 23 Apr. 2021 The resulting homogeneity is not only out of step with current efforts to increase diversity and inclusion along multiple dimensions. Deb Gordon, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 This homogeneity is apparent in the people the group fetes. Kara Alaimo, CNN, 11 May 2021 These are all opportunity areas to consider and take action on to shift from homogeneity. Simone Morris, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 There is a striking homogeneity of investment structures, and so there are a lot of businesses in the middle that fall between these two stools. Christopher Marquis, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 In an interview, Ms. Sigel clarified her comments, saying that stringent city requirements, not the wishes of residents, were to blame for the homogeneity. New York Times, 4 Apr. 2021 State Department officials have accused Chinese communist authorities of trying to eradicate Uyghur Muslim identity in favor of an ethnic and ideological homogeneity. Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, 25 Mar. 2021 Tame your closet chaos by using uniform hangers—the homogeneity is surprisingly calming to the eye. Keyaira Kelly, Essence, 24 Mar. 2021

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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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22 Jun 2021

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“Homogeneity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homogeneity. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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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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