[het] /hɛt/ Informal.
a heterosexual person.
a combining form meaning “different,” “other,” used in the formation of compound words:
(slang) short for heterosexual
(archaic or dialect) a past tense and past participle of heat
a Scot word for hot
other, another, or different: heterodyne, heterophony, heterosexual Compare homo-
“heated,” archaic, late 14c., from variant past participle of heat (cf. lead/led, etc.).
word-forming element meaning “other, different,” from comb. form of Greek heteros “the other (of two), another, different;” first element meaning “one, at one, together,” from PIE *sem- “one;” the second cognate with the second element in Latin al-ter, Gothic an-þar, Old English o-ðer “other.”
hetero- or heter-
Other; different: heterocellular.
A prefix that means “different” or “other,” as in heterophyllous, having different kinds of leaves.
/ˈhɛtərɑːkɪ/ noun 1. (linguistics) a formal structure, usually represented by a diagram of connected nodes, without any single permanent uppermost node Compare hierarchy (sense 5), tree (sense 6)
heteraxial het·er·ax·i·al (hět’ə-rāk’sē-əl) adj. Having mutually perpendicular axes of unequal length.
heteresthesia het·er·es·the·sia (hět’ər-ĭs-thē’zhə) n. A variation in the degree of the sensory response to a cutaneous stimulus as the stimulus crosses different areas on the surface of the skin.
[het-uh-roh] /ˈhɛt əˌroʊ/ adjective 1. Chemistry. of or relating to an atom other than carbon, particularly in a cyclic compound. 2. Informal. . noun, plural heteros. 3. Informal. a person. 1. a combining form meaning “different,” “other,” used in the formation of compound words: heterocyclic. /ˈhɛtərəʊ/ noun, adjective (pl) -os 1. short for heterosexual combining […]