heterogeneity heterogeneity  /ˌhɛ tə rə dʒɪ ˈni ə ti/


  • (n) the quality of being diverse and not comparable in kind


  1. From a cultural perspective, the picture is also one of heterogeneity rather than homogeneity.
  2. Despite China's size and heterogeneity, it's easy to buy into the myth of a monolithic state.
  3. There was even some political heterogeneity panel speakers included Christian youth who belonged to the emerging Creation Care movement of green evangelicals.


  • Herding cancer cells to their death

    Scientists have developed a therapeutic strategy that manipulates a mechanism driving cellular heterogeneity to treat advanced melanoma.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Science Daily


  1. "Over the years, our industry has tried many approaches to come to grips with the heterogeneity of software," Mr Gates said. "But the solution that has proven consistently effective - and the one that yields the greatest success for...
    on Feb 3, 2005 By: Bill Gates Source: Australian IT

  2. Sayeed said, "The problem is that the heterogeneity of views from within Jammu and Kashmir has become an easy excuse for their exclusion."
    on Nov 15, 2006 By: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Source: Hindustan Times

  3. "House prices are difficult to measure given the enormous heterogeneity of the US housing stock," Greenspan said.
    on Aug 24, 2004 By: Alan Greenspan Source: Bloomberg

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