homogeneous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj homogeneous all of the same or similar kind or nature "a close-knit homogeneous group"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Homogeneous Of the same kind of nature; consisting of similar parts, or of elements of the like nature; -- opposed to heterogeneous; as, homogeneous particles, elements, or principles; homogeneous bodies.
    • Homogeneous (Alg) Possessing the same number of factors of a given kind; as, a homogeneous polynomial.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • homogeneous Of the same kind; essentially like; of the same nature: said especially of parts of one whole: opposed to heterogeneous.
    • homogeneous Having parts of only one kind; composed of similar parts or congruous elements. See heterogeneous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Homogeneous hō-mōjē′ni-us of the same kind or nature: having the constituent elements all similar
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Quotations

  • D. H. Lawrence
    D.%20H.%20Lawrence
    “The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting, even in death.”
  • Robert Frost
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    “The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ; the same + race, kind: cf. F. homogène,. See Same, and Kin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. homogenēshomos, one, same, genos, kind.

Usage

In literature:

They have lifted the level of culture, and worked towards homogeneity of race and civilization on a higher plane.
"Influences of Geographic Environment" by Ellen Churchill Semple
Thirdly, that it is homogeneous to a degree shown by no other Indian community.
"The Future of Islam" by Wilfred Scawen Blunt
Elsewhere some isolated hill or narrow gorge, with sides of fine homogeneous limestone, was selected.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 4 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
The old error that the North American Indians constitute one homogeneous race is now abandoned.
"Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes" by Garrick Mallery
There is a resolution of discord effected by the instrument itself, inasmuch as its effects are homogeneous.
"The Germ" by Various
In short, how are we to distinguish whether colours are homogeneous or mixed?
"The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing" by Watson Smith
The body is globular, smooth, and homogeneous.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
The government must be unique and homogeneous in its aim, purpose, and sympathy.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
Thucydides, Livy, and Tacitus do not appear till Greece and Home have reached their highest point of homogeneous national life.
"Gibbon" by James Cotter Morison
How long it takes to melt English down into a homogeneous mass!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867." by Various
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In poetry:

Or a milkman who serves the wealthy,
eggs, cream, butter, yogurt, milk,
the white truck like an ambulance
who goes into real estate
and makes a pile.
From homogenized to martinis at lunch.
"Cinderella" by Anne Sexton

In news:

Hertwich Engineering received an order from Austria's Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) for the supply of a batch homogenizing furnace for the company's existing cast house.
One of the most time-consuming bottlenecks in molecular biology experiments is efficient grinding, homogenization, and lysis of starting materials.
These tests remained sensitive to the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease even within a more homogeneous subset of the broader study population, people with mild cognitive impairment.
Almost every aggregate producer wishes for a nice, homogeneous deposit of rock or sand and gravel.
"Retailers are saying, 'Gee, maybe we don't need to homogenize the holidays,'" Gatti says.
Is The World Becoming More Homogenous .
A common fear of travelers is that the world is becoming a homogenous place.
Homogeneous detection of avidin based on switchable lanthanide luminescence.
The Boston Shearpump from Admix provides particle size reduction and homogenization to 1 micron or less at flow rates from 5 to 250 gpm.
Robust changes to the pattern of DNA methylation in homogeneous macroscopic tissues (e.g.
Congrats, even if one of the side effects for travelers is a kind of bureaucratic homogenization.
The mechanism of homogeneous nucleation accepted for generations is wrong.
The material is well mixed and a very homogeneous base has been produced.
I started my first afternoon in Slovakia blanketed in mature homogenized sediment, otherwise known as mud.
We at Radio World hear a lot of talk about "corporate" radio, "cookie-cutter" radio, the "homogenization" of radio and the death of "community" radio.
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In science:

Homogeneous and Isotropic GMRFs In this Section, we study homogeneous isotropic random fields over R2 whose covariance only depends on the Euclidean distance between two points.
Telescoping Recursive Representations and Estimation of Gauss-Markov Random Fields
Theorem 6 (Homogeneous isotropic GMRFs): For homogeneous isotropic GMRFs, with covariance given by (32), such that Υ(·) is differentiable at all points in R and Υ′ (0) < 0, the telescoping representation is dwλ (θ) = Fθ xλ (θ) + p−Υ′(0)dwλ (θ) .
Telescoping Recursive Representations and Estimation of Gauss-Markov Random Fields
We observe that the function φ defined in (6) is p-homogeneous w.r.t. w , is convex with respect to (ρ, w), and positively 1-homogeneous with respect to (ρ, w).
On a class of modified Wasserstein distances induced by concave mobility functions defined on bounded intervals
We observe that φ still satisfies the p-homogeneity with respect to w and is globally convex, but it is no longer positively 1-homogeneous with respect to (ρ, w).
On a class of modified Wasserstein distances induced by concave mobility functions defined on bounded intervals
For random walks that are not spatially homogeneous the theory is less complete, and many techniques available for the study of homogeneous random walks can no longer be applied, or are considerably complicated; see, for instance, [12, 20].
Angular asymptotics for multi-dimensional non-homogeneous random walks with asymptotically zero drift
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