ho·​mog·​e·​nous hō-ˈmä-jə-nəs How to pronounce homogenous (audio)

Examples of homogenous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But for all the access to techniques and cuisines that TikTok has provided home cooks, the platform favors concepts, over actual recipes — eggs fried in a puddle of pesto, sandwich fillings chopped into a homogenous mixture, mini pancakes served like cereal. New York Times, 19 Apr. 2024 Make filling: Whisk together egg, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and bourbon, if using, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is homogenous. Micah A Leal, Southern Living, 23 Oct. 2023 The boy from ethnically homogenous Japan was struck by the diversity and generosity of his classmates while attending public school in Queens for three years, an impression that Kishida still recalls fondly six decades later. Michelle Lee, Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2024 The modern chicken, genetically homogenous and engineered for fast growth, compounds those risks. Andrew Jacobs, New York Times, 2 Apr. 2024 Yet the GOP base deciding between Haley and Trump is not necessarily any less homogenous than other early primary states, Shaw said. USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2024 This kind of homogenous mindset increases the risk of biased decisions, potentially leading to suboptimal decision-making because people might hesitate to voice dissenting opinions or concerns out of fear of disrupting the group's harmony. Tony Butler-Sims, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 This is the genetic paradox of invasion; small, genetically homogenous groups of organisms, taken far from home, can still become pervasive pests. Popular Science, 29 Feb. 2024 Chayka’s view is that the proliferation of recommendation algorithms on services like Netflix, Spotify and TikTok since the 2010s have created a cultural world that’s flatter, more homogenous and more passively consumed. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 7 Mar. 2024

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Word History


see homogeneous

First Known Use

1636, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of homogenous was in 1636

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“Homogenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homogenous. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


ho·​mog·​e·​nous -nəs How to pronounce homogenous (audio)
: homoplastic sense 2
the value of preserved homogenous bone grafts as compared with autogenous graftsPlastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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