heterogeneity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heterogeneity the quality of being diverse and not comparable in kind
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Heterogeneity The state of being heterogeneous; contrariety. "The difference, indeed the heterogeneity , of the two may be felt."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n heterogeneity The character or state of being heterogeneous; composition from dissimilar parts; difference in kind or quality; disparateness; dissimilarity.
    • n heterogeneity A dissimilarity of structure in different parts of an organism.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. hétérogénéité,

Usage

In literature:

The room was fairly full, and a more heterogeneous collection of human beings Stephen thought he had never seen.
"A Girl of the Klondike" by Victoria Cross
This heterogeneous family is well represented in the Nilgiris.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
There, among heterogeneous trash, Marjorie noticed several letters.
"The Girl Scouts' Good Turn" by Edith Lavell
It accounts for many heterogeneous phenomena in society.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The encampments of these heterogeneous multitudes offered a singular aspect.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
This group is artificial, and includes a heterogeneous collection of distinct forms.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
The heterogeneous crowd is swayed by the voices of instinct.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
Muscles, nerves, and vessels form a somewhat heterogeneous group.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
Out there only peasants and a heterogeneous band of some fifteen hundred men.
"The Bronze Eagle" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Heterogeneous details must not be piled together in the same paragraph, but the facts must be grouped and handled logically.
"Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence" by Grant Milnor Hyde
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In poetry:

A shapeless, heterogenous mass
Had lain for ages, that surpass
The numerate skill of all the line
Of men or angels to define.
"Creation Light" by James Madison Bell
Courtier and patriot cannot mix
Their heterogeneous politics
Without an effervescence,
Like that of salts with lemon juice,
Which does not yet like that produce
A friendly coalescence.
"Friendship" by William Cowper

In news:

How Heterogeneous Cell Populations, Cancer Cell Dormancy, and Minimal Residual Disease Influence the Natural History of Cancers.
European Modeling A much-maligned region is far more heterogeneous than you might think.
Linda Sirounian, William I Grosky, "A Knowledge Model For Unifying Deductive and Non- Deductive Heterogeneous Databases," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol 7, no.
These are a heterogeneous group of cancers with unique epidemiologic , histopathologic, and treatment considerations.
Overall Properties of Heterogeneous Materials.
A Heterogeneous Set of Neoplasms.
Linked Servers and Distributed Heterogeneous Queries.
Linked servers are a new feature in SQL Server 7.0 that lets you do distributed heterogeneous queries.
Linda Sirounian, William I Grosky, "A Knowledge Model For Unifying Deductive and Non-Deductive Heterogeneous Databases," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol 7, no.
Zhang, " Heterogeneous Transformation of Uncertainties of Propositions Among Inexact Reasoning Models," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol 6, no.
Zhang, "Heterogeneous Transformation of Uncertainties of Propositions Among Inexact Reasoning Models," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol 6, no.
In today's highly dynamic information technology (IT) marketplace, businesses and other organizations routinely deploy heterogeneous IT networks consisting of hardware and software from multiple vendors.
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is a heterogeneous disease.
Heterogeneity in susceptibility to infection could be due to protective immunity.
Youth and diversity trump baby boomers and heterogeneous voting blocks.
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In science:

The remaining six are strongly heterogeneous, with central mass fractions in the range 0.46Mcen /Mtot 60.9.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
The instability gives rise to spatially heterogeneous stationary patterns in the steady state.
Reaction diffusion processes on random and scale-free networks
For one thing, the heterogeneity of the data samples will both increase the dispersion and can lead to biased results.
Is Dark Energy Dynamical? Prospects for an Answer
The solid black curve is the same as in Fig. 1; other curves take 10 times the statistics but include two further sources of systematics: data sample heterogeneity and extinction correction scatter.
Is Dark Energy Dynamical? Prospects for an Answer
Rack modules where the constituent groups are nevertheless all isomorphic are said to be homogeneous, and those where this is not the case are said to be heterogeneous.
Rack and quandle homology
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