Word of the Day : May 25, 2018

homogeneous

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adjective hoh-muh-JEEN-yus

Definition

1 : of the same or a similar kind or nature

2 : of uniform structure or composition throughout

Did You Know?

Homogeneous, which derives from the Greek roots homos, meaning "same," and genos, meaning "kind," has been used in English since the early 1600s. The similar word homogenous (originally created for the science of genetics and used with the meaning "of, relating to, or derived from another individual of the same species") can also be a synonym of homogeneous. The words need not be used exclusively in scientific contexts—one can speak of, for example, "a homogenous/homogeneous community."


Examples

Stir in the flour, water, eggs, and sugar until it all blends together into one homogeneous mixture.

"The new makeovers also are being tailored to a store's community. That's a shift from the former homogeneous approach that stocked the company's 175 stores with the same inventory." — Shandra Martinez, The Grand Rapids (Michigan) Press, 4 Mar. 2018



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