overhomogenize

verb over·ho·mog·e·nize \ ˌō-vər-hō-ˈmä-jə-ˌnīz , -hə- \

Definition of overhomogenize

overhomogenized; overhomogenizing
1 : to view or present (a group, category, etc.) as more homogeneous than it really is
  • Of course, it is easy to oversimplify the historical trajectory of faculties of education and to overhomogenize the cultures and perspectives of those who work within them.
  • —Andy Hargreaves
  • … the tendency to overhomogenize the past and the temptation to make it too pretty and too relevant.
  • —Anders Greenspan
2 : to homogenize (something) too much : to make (something) too uniform
  • Care has to be taken, however, not to overhomogenize the emulsions …
  • —Burghard Grüning and Andrea Bungard

overhomogenized

adjective
    • an overhomogenized dough
    • … a rallying cry for the cultivation and preservation of individuality in an overhomogenized society.
    • —Charles Taylor and Stephanie Zacharek
    • It's a reaction to overhomogenized, overproduced music of the last 20 years.
    • —John Butler
    • overhomogenized views of mass audiences result in advertising and marketing errors. Audiences are rarely of a single mind.
    • —Charles Arthur Willard

First Known Use of overhomogenize

1983

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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