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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heterogeneous mean? 

  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 


Sense 1heterogeneous [BACK TO TOP]


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


heterogeneous; heterogenous

Context example:

the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous


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)


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)


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

Sense 2heterogeneous [BACK TO TOP]


Originating outside the body


heterogeneous; heterogenous

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