inhomogeneity

noun
in·ho·mo·ge·ne·i·ty | \(ˌ)in-ˌhō-mə-jə-ˈnē-ə-tē, -ˈnā- also nonstandard -ˈnī-; especially British -ˌhä-mə-\
plural inhomogeneities

Definition of inhomogeneity 

1 : the condition or an instance of not being homogeneous

2 : a part that is not homogeneous with the larger uniform mass in which it occurs especially : a localized collection of matter in the universe

Other Words from inhomogeneity

inhomogeneous \(ˌ)in-ˌhō-mə-ˈjē-nē-əs, -nyəs \ adjective

First Known Use of inhomogeneity

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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inhomogeneity

noun
in·ho·mo·ge·ne·ity | \ˌin-ˌhō-mə-jə-ˈnē-ət-ē, -ˈnā-; esp British -ˌhäm-ə-\
plural inhomogeneities

Medical Definition of inhomogeneity 

: lack of homogeneity

Other Words from inhomogeneity

inhomogeneous \ˌin-ˌhō-mə-ˈjē-nē-əs \ adjective

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