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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.
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(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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If trajectory variations are less than the minimum size of inhomogeneities
Ding et al., "A level set method for image segmentation in the presence of intensity inhomogeneities with application to MRI," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol.
In this paper, a generalized rough set approach with level set method for bias correction and segmentation of images with intensity inhomogeneities is presented.
The main conclusions drawn from Shnoll's research was that the consistency of the "scattering of results" of measurements in a time series arise due to inhomogeneities in the "space-time continuum" [1,7].
Most of the x-rays pass through the sample, but some x-rays scatter as they encounter inhomogeneities in the material.
In contrast with the Markov point processes, where several models with different types of inhomogeneities (or different mechanisms how to introduce inhomogeneity into the homogeneous model) were introduced (see, e.g., Jensen and Nielsen, 2001 for the overview), looking through the papers about Cox point processes we see that the only used type of inhomogeneous model is the location dependent thinning (resulting in the so-called second order intensity reweighted point process, Baddeley et al., 2000).
In these calculations of pulse propagation the value of the internal length of microstructure is kept the same as the size l of the periodic layer, as well as the density and sound velocity for inhomogeneities: I = [[rho].sub.1], C = [Ic.sup.2.sub.1].
Hasheminejad, one of the researchers at Iran University of Science and Technology, explained to the Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council."The effects of damping of inhomogeneities (nanofibers) in the behavior of mechanical structures made of these inhomogeneties were studied.
In the FEM solutions it is possible to account the inhomogeneities, but the solution scale is large since both the matrix and every inhomogeneity should be discretized.
The noise could be due to background intensities and/or the amount of optical inhomogeneities present in the drawn filament.
There are techniques under development to correct for these inhomogeneities, such as dielectric pads (8) and transmit parallel imaging, (9,10) but no results have been published to date that specifically apply to breast imaging.
According to analysis, sometimes we can obtain desirable characteristics of the systems using effects that appear due to their inhomogeneities. This possibility is demonstrated in [3] where properties of the system consisting of two unshielded helices are described.