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Definition of "hetero-" [het•er•o-]

  • Other; different: heterochromatic. (prefix)
  • Containing different kinds of atoms: heterocyclic. (prefix)

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.

Use "hetero-" in a sentence
  • "The Dutch penal code states that anyone who either "publicly, verbally or in writing or image, deliberately expresses himself in any way that incites hatred against a group or people" or "in any way that insults a group of people because of their race, their religion or belief, their hetero- or homosexual inclination or their physical, psychological or mental handicap, will be punished.""
  • "The Dutch penal code states in its articles 137c and 137d that anyone who either "publicly, verbally or in writing or image, deliberately expresses himself in any way that incites hatred against a group of people" or "in any way that insults a group of people because of their race, their religion or belief, their hetero- or homosexual inclination or their physical, psychological or mental handicap, will be punished.""
  • "Pickpocket, and hetero-, as in most of the other films; surrealism and Bresson's connection to a jazz-Dada-fashion milieu in the Thirties; and radical politics, particularly in his colour films."