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

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But racial homogeneity is rarely an accident and often achieved at a terrible cost. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, "N.C. Wyeth painted the world full of beauty, resilience and adventure. And full of white people.," 3 July 2019 Any elementary science student knows that genetic homogeneity isn’t good in the long term. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, "The way we breed cows is setting them up for extinction," 24 June 2019 Any elementary science student knows that genetic homogeneity isn’t good in the long term. Maureen O'hagan, Scientific American, "From Two Bulls, Nine Million Dairy Cows," 20 June 2019 The first Latino president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Rev. Peter Morales, resigned before the end of his term in 2017 amid an outcry about the racial homogeneity of the organization. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "’Black Lives Matter’ banners cost a California church its polling place. Now, it’s suing.," 11 June 2019 The first Latino president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Rev. Peter Morales, resigned before the end of his term in 2017 amid an outcry about the racial homogeneity of the organization. Washington Post, "’Black Lives Matter’ banners cost a church its polling place. Now, it’s suing.," 11 June 2019 All of these films have in common a love for the region, and a desire to represent the cultural diversity of the area, as inequality rises and homogeneity grows. Dan Kopf, Quartzy, "Data prove the truth of “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”," 10 June 2019 The city, once an idyllic marvel due to its reputation for embracing all kinds, a true representational patchwork of America’s citizens, is now under threat of full homogeneity. Collier Meyerson, WIRED, "The Last Black Man Searches for ‘Authenticity’ but There Is None," 6 June 2019 In other words, a shrine to an American myth of old-timey homogeneity was literally built on the more convoluted reality. Jennifer Szalai, New York Times, "‘Inseparable’ Finds Pride, Indignity and Irony in the Lives of Siamese Twins Chang and Eng," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of homogeneity

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for homogeneity

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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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