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Definition of "heterogeneity" []

  • The quality or state of being heterogeneous. (noun)
  • Composed of unrelated or differing parts or elements (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Not of the same kind or type (adjective)
  • Of, composed of, or concerned with two or more different phases (adjective)

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Use "heterogeneity" in a sentence
  • "Nate Silver's TED talk about race and heterogeneity is pretty strong throughout (though the reach of some of the conclusions exceeds the grasp of the data), but I most enjoyed the point about 8 minutes into the clip where he talks about the implications of cul de sacs in (sub) urban planning."
  • "So I agree that heterogeneity is an important cause of the failure of collusion in the classroom."
  • "You know, I’ve been putting off reading Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” because it’s LONG … but between his passing and the fact that nearly every poster here thinks that white cultural heterogeneity is just A-ok, I’m going to have to dig into it tonight."