[hoh-muh-jee-nee-uh s, -jeen-yuh s, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈdʒi ni əs, -ˈdʒin yəs, ˌhɒm ə-/
composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind; not heterogeneous:
a homogeneous population.
of the same kind or nature; essentially alike.
composed of similar or identical parts or elements
of uniform nature
similar in kind or nature
having a constant property, such as density, throughout
(chem) of, composed of, or concerned with a single phase Compare heterogeneous
in chemistry, involving substances in the same phase (solid, liquid, or gas)
A homogeneous substance is salt, NaCl.
1640s, from Medieval Latin homogeneus, from Greek homogenes “of the same kind,” from homos “same” (see homo- (1)) + genos “kind, gender, race, stock” (see genus). Earlier in this sense was homogeneal (c.1600).
homogeneous ho·mo·ge·ne·ous (hō’mə-jē’nē-əs, -jēn’yəs)
(Or “homogenous”) Of uniform nature, similar in kind.
1. In the context of distributed systems, middleware makes heterogeneous systems appear as a homogeneous entity. For example see: interoperable network.
2. (Of a polynomial) containing terms of the same degree with respect to all the variables, as in x^2 + 2xy + y^2.
3. (Of a function) containing a set of variables such that when each is multiplied by a constant, this constant can be eliminated without altering the value of the function, as in cos x/y + x/y.
4. (of an equation) containing a homogeneous function made equal to 0.
- Homogeneous radiation
homogeneous radiation n. Radiation consisting of a narrow band of frequencies of the same energy or of a single type of particle.
[hoh-muh-jee-nee-uh s, -jeen-yuh s, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈdʒi ni əs, -ˈdʒin yəs, ˌhɒm ə-/ adjective 1. composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind; not heterogeneous: a homogeneous population. 2. of the same kind or nature; essentially alike. 3. Mathematics. /ˌhəʊməˈdʒiːnɪəs; ˌhɒm-/ adjective 1. composed of similar or identical parts or elements […]
- Homogeneous system
homogeneous system n. A chemical system the parts of which cannot be mechanically separated and which has uniform physical properties throughout its mass or volume.
[hoh-muh-jen-uh-sis, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌhɒm ə-/ noun, Biology. 1. reproduction in which the offspring resemble the parents and undergo the same cycle of development. homogenesis ho·mo·gen·e·sis (hō’mə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) n. Reproduction in which the offspring are similar to the parents.