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Definition of "homogeneous" []

  • Of the same or similar nature or kind: "a tight-knit, homogeneous society” ( James Fallows). (adjective)
  • Uniform in structure or composition throughout. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Consisting of terms of the same degree or elements of the same dimension. (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 "homogeneous" in a sentence
  • "It must be noticed that Newton did not understand what we call a homogeneous spectrum; he did not produce it, and does not point out in his writings the conditions for producing it."
  • "Muslims hate mosques and blow them up constantly and all the Arabs really want to live in homogeneous open-air prisons with limited access to food, water, and electricity."
  • "It could also reflect the desire of blacks to live in homogeneous neighborhoods."