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in·ho·mo·ge·ne·i·ty

 (ĭn-hō′mə-jə-nē′ĭ-tē, -nā′-, hŏm′ə-)
n. pl. in·ho·mo·ge·ne·i·ties
1. Lack of homogeneity.
2. Something that is not homogeneous or uniform.

in·ho′mo·ge′ne·ous (-jē′nē-əs, -jēn′yəs) adj.

in•ho•mo•ge•ne•i•ty

(ɪnˌhoʊ mə dʒəˈni ɪ ti, -ˌhɒm ə-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. lack of homogeneity.
2. something that is not homogeneous.
[1895–1900]
in•ho`mo•ge′ne•ous (-ˈdʒi ni əs) adj.
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Noun1.inhomogeneity - the quality of being inhomogeneous
unregularity, irregularity - not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals
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Therefore, we apply the canonical form of balance equations [25], where the inhomogeneities are treated in the most consistent way.
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Metamaterials are artificial materials that have unique properties due to the structure of inhomogeneities infused in them and which are not readily found in nature.