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Definition of "heterogeneous" []

  • Consisting of dissimilar elements or parts; not homogeneous. See Synonyms at miscellaneous. (adjective)
  • Completely different; incongruous. (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.

Use "heterogeneous" in a sentence
  • "- so think of entities as a table of tables - they use the term heterogeneous containment to describe this idea."
  • "The good and the bad parts of our lives do not interlock with reassuring neatness across the course of a lifetime; instead they sit together in heterogeneous disarray, elbowing one another like distant ancestors told to bunch up tight for a family photograph."
  • "Mightn't a fair bit of the action be in heterogeneous technologies for repressing extreme preferences?"