An example of heterogeneous is a classroom made up of students from all different backgrounds.
Origin of heterogeneous
- From Medieval Latin heterogeneus from Greek heterogenēs hetero- hetero- genos kind, race genə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Medieval Latin heterogeneus, from Ancient Greek ἑτερογενής (heterogenēs, “of different kinds”), from ἕτερος (heteros, “other, another, different”) + γένος (genos, “kind”). Compare hetero- and -ous.