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HETEROGENEOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heterogeneous mean? 

HETEROGENEOUS (adjective)
  The adjective HETEROGENEOUS has 2 senses:

1. consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature
2. originating outside the body

  Familiarity information: HETEROGENEOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HETEROGENEOUS (adjective)


Sense 1heterogeneous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature

Synonyms:

heterogeneous; heterogenous

Context example:

the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous

Similar:

assorted; miscellaneous; mixed; motley; sundry (consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity))

disparate (including markedly dissimilar elements)

inhomogeneous; nonuniform (not homogeneous)

Also:

diversified (having variety of character or form or components; or having increased variety)

different (unlike in nature or quality or form or degree)

varied (characterized by variety)

Antonym:

homogeneous (all of the same or similar kind or nature)


Sense 2heterogeneous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Originating outside the body

Synonyms:

heterogeneous; heterogenous


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