Heterogeneity



[het-uh-roh-juh-nee-i-tee] /ˌhɛt ə roʊ dʒəˈni ɪ ti/

noun
1.
the quality or state of being ; composition from dissimilar parts; disparateness.
n.

1640s, from Medieval Latin heterogeneitas, from heterogeneus, from Greek heterogenes (see heterogeneous).

heterogeneity het·er·o·ge·ne·i·ty (hět’ə-rō’jə-nē’ĭ-tē)
n.
The quality or state of being heterogeneous.
heterogeneity [(het-uh-roh-juh-nee-uh-tee)]

Cultural, social, biological, or other differences within a group. (Compare homogeneity.)

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