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

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Recent Examples on the Web The truth is that most NCAA athletes are white and most of the sports in the NCAA are shockingly homogenous. Russell Dinkins, Star Tribune, "College sports cuts hit Black student-athletes hardest," 7 Oct. 2020 All of us starved for encounters with real works of art, instead of homogenous, scaleless images on the computer screen, rejoiced at the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Aug. Karen Wilkin, WSJ, "‘Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle’ Review: Fiercely Painted Histories," 26 Sep. 2020 Official figures paint Japan as an ethnically homogenous nation -- according to the 2018 census, 98% of the population is considered Japanese. Emiko Jozuka, CNN, "Japan's hafu stars are celebrated. But some mixed-race people say they feel like foreigners in their own country," 22 Sep. 2020 But producing olive oil is an even more homogenous environment. Devorah Lev-tov, Condé Nast Traveler, "Meet the Woman Bringing Calabrian Olive Oil to the U.S.," 15 Sep. 2020 The investment industry itself is notoriously homogenous. Fiona Reynolds, Fortune, "To fight systemic racism, the investment industry needs to look at its whiteness first," 10 Sep. 2020 Over time, the Democratic and Republican parties have become more homogenous. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, "A polarized America: How the partisan divide grew over decades, and why liberals and conservatives just can’t get along," 30 Aug. 2020 Fast food seemed to offer the ideal conditions for a study, as a homogenous sector employing unskilled workers. The Economist, "Raising the floor What harm do minimum wages do?," 15 Aug. 2020 Too often dismissed as a blandly homogenous landscape, southern Wisconsin, like much of the Midwest, offers pockets of diverse, deeply authentic European cultures imported and zealously preserved by their original settlers. Raphael Kadushin, National Geographic, "How to take a European road trip without leaving America’s Midwest," 7 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of homogenous

1636, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for homogenous

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“Homogenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homogenous. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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ho·​mog·​e·​nous | \ -nəs How to pronounce homogenous (audio) \

Medical Definition of homogenous

1 : homoplastic sense 2 the value of preserved homogenous bone grafts as compared with autogenous graftsPlastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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