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het·er·o·ge·ne·ous

 (hĕt′ər-ə-jē′nē-əs, -jēn′yəs)
adj.
1. also het·er·og·e·nous (hĕt′ə-rŏj′ə-nəs) Consisting of dissimilar elements or parts; not homogeneous. See Synonyms at miscellaneous.
2. Xenogeneic.

[From Medieval Latin heterogeneus, from Greek heterogenēs : hetero-, hetero- + genos, kind, race; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

het′er·o·ge′ne·ous·ly adv.
het′er·o·ge′ne·ous·ness n.

heterogeneous

(ˌhɛtərəʊˈdʒiːnɪəs)
adj
1. composed of unrelated or differing parts or elements
2. not of the same kind or type
3. (Chemistry) chem of, composed of, or concerned with two or more different phases. Compare homogeneous
[C17: from Medieval Latin heterogeneus, from Greek heterogenēs, from hetero- + genos sort]
heterogeneity, ˌheteroˈgeneousness n
ˌheteroˈgeneously adv

het•er•o•ge•ne•ous

(ˌhɛt ər əˈdʒi ni əs, -ˈdʒin yəs)

adj.
1. different in kind; unlike; incongruous.
2. composed of parts of different kinds; having widely dissimilar elements or constituents; not homogeneous.
3. (of a chemical mixture) composed of different substances or the same substance in different phases, as ice and water.
[1615–25; < Medieval Latin heterogeneus < Greek heterogenḗs]
het`er•o•ge•ne′i•ty (-ə roʊ dʒəˈni ɪ ti) het`er•o•ge′ne•ous•ness, n.
het`er•o•ge′ne•ous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heterogeneous - consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature; "the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous"
diversified - having variety of character or form or components; or having increased variety; "a diversified musical program ranging from classical to modern"; "diversified farming"; "diversified manufacturing"; "diversified scenery"; "diversified investments"
different - unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"
varied - characterized by variety; "immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions"; "his work is interesting and varied"
homogeneous, homogenous - all of the same or similar kind or nature; "a close-knit homogeneous group"
2.heterogeneous - originating outside the body

heterogeneous

heterogeneous

adjective
Translations
مُتَغايِر، غير مُتَجانِس
hetorogenní
forskelligartetheterogen
heterogén
heterogeninisnevienalytis
heterogens, neviendabigs

heterogeneous

[ˈhetərəʊˈdʒiːnɪəs] ADJheterogéneo

heterogeneous

[ˌhɛtərəˈdʒiːniəs] adjhétérogène

heterogeneous

adjheterogen

heterogeneous

[ˈhɛtərəʊˈdʒiːnɪəs] adjeterogeneo/a

heterogeneous

(ˌhetəˈrodʒiːniəs) adjective
composed of parts or elements of different kinds. a heterogeneous population; a heterogeneous class of pupils (= mixed academic levels).

het·er·o·ge·ne·ous

a. heterogéneo-a, de naturaleza diferente.
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Nevertheless, the two girls managed to bestow the heterogeneous collection with tasteful adaptation to their needs.
Although, by a seemingly careless arrangement of his heterogeneous garb, he had endeavoured to conceal or abate the peculiarity, it was sufficiently evident to Hester Prynne that one of this man's shoulders rose higher than the other.
Now, Bildad, like Peleg, and indeed many other Nantucketers, was a Quaker, the island having been originally settled by that sect; and to this day its inhabitants in general retain in an uncommon measure the peculiarities of the Quaker, only variously and anomalously modified by things altogether alien and heterogeneous.
They were not bound to regard with affection a thing that could not sympathise with one amongst them; a heterogeneous thing, opposed to them in temperament, in capacity, in propensities; a useless thing, incapable of serving their interest, or adding to their pleasure; a noxious thing, cherishing the germs of indignation at their treatment, of contempt of their judgment.
Quickly she loosed the cords that held the canvas covering about the box, and a moment later had raised the lid and was rummaging through the heterogeneous accumulation of odds and ends within.
Our bodies are half made up of glands and tubes and organs, occupied in turning heterogeneous food into blood.
This place, to which only a chosen few were admitted, looked like a chapel and a second-hand shop, so filled was it with devotional and heterogeneous things.
Such was the wild and heterogeneous assemblage, amounting to several hundred men, civilized and savage, distributed in tents and lodges in the several camps.
The preacher who can touch and affect such an heterogeneous mass of hearers, on subjects limited, and long worn threadbare in all common hands; who can say anything new or striking, anything that rouses the attention without offending the taste, or wearing out the feelings of his hearers, is a man whom one could not, in his public capacity, honour enough.
Astor on this heterogeneous crew, and which had been so confidently promised in the buoyant moments of preparation, was doomed to meet with a check at the very outset.
At its present point of vivification, the scarecrow reminds me of some of the lukewarm and abortive characters, composed of heterogeneous materials, used for the thousandth time, and never worth using, with which romance writers (and myself, no doubt, among the rest) have so overpeopled the world of fiction.
Our young man's first impression of the Western world was received on the landing-place of the German steamers at Jersey City--a huge wooden shed covering a wooden wharf which resounded under the feet, an expanse palisaded with rough-hewn piles that leaned this way and that, and bestrewn with masses of heterogeneous luggage.