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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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heterogeneous

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heterogeneous

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

heterogeneous

[ˈhetərəʊˈdʒiːnɪəs] ADJheterogéneo
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heterogeneous

[ˌhɛtərəˈdʒiːniəs] adjhétérogène
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heterogeneous

adjheterogen
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heterogeneous

[ˈhɛtərəʊˈdʒiːnɪəs] adjeterogeneo/a
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heterogeneous

(ˌhetəˈrodʒiːniəs) adjective
composed of parts or elements of different kinds. a heterogeneous population; a heterogeneous class of pupils (= mixed academic levels).
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het·er·o·ge·ne·ous

a. heterogéneo-a, de naturaleza diferente.
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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.
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From a heterogeneous collection of loot, Achmet Zek procured a pith helmet and a European saddle, and from his black slaves and followers a party of porters, askaris and tent boys to make up a modest safari for a big game hunter.
For the drawer was filled with a heterogeneous mess of dynamite sticks, boxes of fulminating caps, coils of fuses, lead sinkers, iron tools, and many boxes of rifle, revolver and pistol cartridges.
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.
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.

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