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 (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.


(ɪnˌhoʊ mə dʒəˈni ɪ ti, -ˌhɒm ə-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. lack of homogeneity.
2. something that is not homogeneous.
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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Even though it is not possible to tell how much of the RSD in the results (Tables 3) is from sample inhomogeneity and how much result from analytical error the overall error (resulting from sample inhomogeneity and from analytical error) is within the acceptable range (RSD [less than or equal to] 10%).
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