homogeneity


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ho·mo·ge·ne·i·ty

 (hō′mə-jə-nē′ĭ-tē, -nā′-, hŏm′ə-)
n. pl. ho·mo·ge·ne·i·ties
The state or quality of being homogeneous.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homogeneity - the quality of being similar or comparable in kind or nature; "there is a remarkable homogeneity between the two companies"
uniformness, uniformity - the quality of lacking diversity or variation (even to the point of boredom)
heterogeneity, heterogeneousness - the quality of being diverse and not comparable in kind
2.homogeneity - the quality of being of uniform throughout in composition or structure
uniformity - a condition in which everything is regular and unvarying
Translations

homogeneity

[ˈhɒməʊdʒəˈniːɪtɪ] Nhomogeneidad f

homogeneity

[ˌhɒməʊdʒəˈniːəti ˌhəʊməʊdʒɪˈniːəti] n (= uniformity) → uniformité f
cultural homogeneity → uniformité culturelle

homogeneity

nHomogenität f

homogeneity

[ˌhɒməʊdʒəˈniːɪtɪ] nomogeneità
References in classic literature ?
Talking of Herbert Spencer," he began, "do you really find no logical difficulty in regarding Nature as a process of involution, passing from definite coherent homogeneity to indefinite incoherent heterogeneity?
Lansing struck Vogelstein, even after he had made all allowance for the abnormal homogeneity of the American mass, as really considerable.
What's that jawbreaker definition about something or other, of Spencer's, that you sprang on us the other day - that indefinite, incoherent homogeneity thing?
A new diagnostic technique was developed to investigate the electrical homogeneity of the electrically-active defect distribution in the AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) epi-structure constructed on Si with minimum sample preparation steps.
Barton Fabrications, a UK-based supplier of silos to the plastics industry, says it is experiencing growing interest in its static cone blender, which it says addresses and improves plastic feedstock homogeneity issues.
Our cosmological model is based on the assumption that homogeneity applies," lead author Roger Clowes (http://thespacereporter.
OBJECTIVES: We sought to study the relationship between perception of skin condition and homogeneity of color/chromophore distribution.
For almost 20 years, the EEA has helped to ensure homogeneity and a level playing field between the EU and EEA EFTA Member States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).
As there is evidence that on average African Americans might be more concerned about local pollution problems than about nature conservation (Mohai and Bryant 1998), within-group homogeneity might have led to greater coordination and overcoming of structural barriers that inhibit participation in the political process to reduce the demand for a less desirable public good (Mohai 1990).
The reaction takes place in an environment of high temperatures under continuous stirring so as to ensure homogeneity of the controlled degradation process.
In Panel A of Table 4, the preliminary test of INTACT to non-INTACT industries echoes the operational homogeneity test in that the mean accounting policy rank measures are not significantly different between groups.
Attension has introduced Theta QC, a portable contact angle meter for quality control measurements of paints, coatings and coating processes that enables quick s and scientific control of coating and substrate homogeneity, wettability, adhesion, surface-free energy and cleanliness.