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-
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 That immunological homogeneity produced some amazing observations. Helen Branswell, STAT, 28 Mar. 2024 This homogeneity has had a spillover effect into the real world - for example, Instagrammable cafes have started to all look alike around the world. Erleia, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 The problem with Barnes & Noble’s previous turnaround attempts, Daunt says, is that leaders were rooted in basic big-box retail tenets, which tend to prioritize homogeneity across chains and cost-cutting much more than on bookselling. Byphil Wahba, Fortune, 11 Mar. 2024 To confirm the presumption of homogeneity, astronomers needed to know not only how galaxies are distributed across the sky but how they're distributed in the third dimension of space—depth. Michael D. Lemonick, Scientific American, 1 Jan. 2024 It is exclusively shielded from the homogeneity of generic datasets that others can access. Jamie Lerner, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 But, despite the military’s emphasis on precise homogeneity in dress, the aviators do boast subtle flourishes within their flight uniforms. Fawnia Soo Hoo, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Jan. 2024 The moment mirrors the broad terror that defines the band’s scuzzy, hooky rock music that takes aim at gentrification and homogeneity, settling down and domesticity. Pitchfork, 6 Dec. 2023 In a media environment increasingly characterized by a cacophony of voices, the homogeneity of the single, clear voice on the radio imbues huge power—even if that power comes without any guarantee of objectivity. Adil Rashid, WIRED, 28 Nov. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

see homogeneous

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of homogeneity was in 1625

Dictionary Entries Near homogeneity

Cite this Entry

“Homogeneity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homogeneity. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

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
: the quality or state of being homogeneous
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