ho·​mog·​e·​nous | \hō-ˈmä-jə-nəs, hə- \

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Acceptance of foreign labour is gradually increasing in Japan, one of the world’s most homogenous countries, where only 2% of residents are foreigners, compared with 16% in France and 4% in South Korea. The Economist, "Japan is finally starting to admit more foreign workers," 5 July 2018 Being a homogenous or safe candidate, visually, really communicates something to the public. Diana Budds, Vox, "The brilliance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s bold campaign design," 2 July 2018 And gig-economy workers are not a homogenous group. The Economist, "The insecurity of freelance work," 14 June 2018 The growth from there was staggering; thanks to homogenous postwar tastes, Anheuser‐Busch churned out thirty‐seven million barrels of beer annually by the early 1960s. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, "How Goose Island sale to Anheuser-Busch changed craft beer; new book by Tribune beer writer Josh Noel," 9 May 2018 However, in a community that feels as homogenous as China—where 92% of the population is Han Chinese—the intricacies of cultural appropriation might not translate. Venus Wong, Glamour, "That 'Racist' Prom Dress Debacle Is a Lot More Complicated Than You Think," 11 May 2018 An affiliation with rodeo is an affiliation with the spirit of the American Western ideal—a largely white, rural and Christian vision of a world where people are homogenous, neighborly and don’t overshare. Melissa Lyttle, Smithsonian, "The First Family of Rodeo," 13 Dec. 2017 After the dough has picked up all the flour from the counter, continue to knead the dough for a few minutes until the mixture becomes homogenous. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "As Galt House gets a makeover, Rivue restaurant goes for local and fresh," 29 May 2018 That’s given the Resistance a somewhat homogenous cast. Washington Post, "Resisting Trump in a bright red state," 26 May 2018

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1636, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ho·​mog·​e·​nous | \-nəs \

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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