Heterogeneous Definition

hĕtər-ə-jēnē-əs, -jēnyəs
adjective
Differing or opposite in structure, quality, etc.; dissimilar; incongruous; foreign.
Webster's New World
Composed of unrelated or unlike elements or parts; varied; miscellaneous.
Webster's New World
Xenogeneic.
American Heritage Medicine
The definition of heterogeneous is having diverse ingredients or parts.
An example of heterogeneous is a classroom made up of students from all different backgrounds.
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(mathematics) Incommensurable because of different kinds.

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Origin of Heterogeneous

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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