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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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(ɪnˌhəʊməˈdʒiːnɪəs; -ˌhɒm-)
not homogeneous or uniform
inhomogeneity n
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Adj.1.inhomogeneous - not homogeneous
heterogeneous, heterogenous - consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature; "the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous"
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Kim and Noz introduce the mathematical tool that Eugene Paul Wigner presented in his 1939 article "On Unitary Representations of the Inhomogeneous Lorentz Group," in the Annals of Mathematics and show how to use it to extend Einstein's special relativity to extended objects like the hydrogen atom or the proton in the quark model.
Inhomogeneous Ripley's K-function was used for the spatial distribution patterns analysis of the species by means of second-order factors (Baddeley, Moller, & Waagepetersen, 2000), considering a 250 m influence radius, through estimator and edge correction presented by Ripley (1977).
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To study such underground structures, three types of mechanical models have been developed: the loading model for homogeneous frozen walls [3, 20], the loading model for inhomogeneous frozen walls considering the radial variation of temperature, and the homogeneous unloading model considering excavation unloading and the interaction between the homogeneous frozen wall and surrounding rock [21, 22].
The theoretical investigation of electromagnetic field behavior within a cylindrical inhomogeneous plasma structure is usually carried out through eigenfunction expansions [11, 12], which consists of expanding the electromagnetic field in Bessel functions, or other eigenfunctions appropriate to the problem's geometry, and then finding the unknown expansion coefficients by application of boundary conditions within the plasma and at the plasma container's boundaries.
Interestingly, by studying the gravitational effects of the constantly fluctuating vacuum, they found its local energy density to be highly inhomogeneous. As a result of this inhomogeneity, the spatial distance between a pair of neighboring points undergoes constant phase transitions in the form of rapid changes between expansion and contraction.