Adjective "homogeneous" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌhɒmə(ʊ)ˈdʒiːnɪəs//ˌhəʊmə(ʊ)ˈdʒiːnɪəs/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Of the same kind; alike.
  1. 'The risk is not a society of beautiful but homogeneous mannequins.'
  2. 'This notion of difference focuses on women as homogeneous; as though they all are alike, and different from men in the same way.'
  3. 'The Kurds are more homogeneous than Iraqis as a whole, and yet even in the Kurdish areas, for about four years, there was essentially civil war.'
  4. 'At the beginning of the experiments, seedlings were homogeneous in terms of length.'
  5. 'This means that students within each school are relatively homogeneous in terms of academic ability, while the schools show wide variation in the academic ability of their first-year intake.'
  6. 'In Russia, the ethnic and geographic diversity of the population ensured its transition would be more difficult than that in the more homogeneous and smaller Baltic states or eastern European countries.'
  7. 'In 1983, three pairs of permanent plots, each 5 x 5 m, were established in the study wood in sites with homogeneous vegetation.'
  8. 'The legend in Australia was that everyone is the same, living in a classless, regionless, ethnically homogeneous society with the same history and a universal accent.'
  9. 'We need to have homogeneous traffic if the problem of jams and slow moving traffic is to be solved.'
  10. 'As a result, they end up with very homogeneous institutions, like major media, which reflect the world view of a self-selecting few.'
  11. 'The sample was very homogeneous, consisting primarily of well-educated White women.'
  12. 'Until the Second World War nearly all the countries of Europe had very homogeneous populations and very little recent experience of immigration.'
  13. 'China is for the most part an extremely homogeneous society composed of a people who share one language, culture, and history.'
  14. 'At each meeting, it has struck me clearly that the party attracts not only smaller and smaller crowds, but the make-up of the crowd has become more homogeneous and less diversified.'
  15. 'A culturally homogeneous society whose members subscribe and adhere to one system of beliefs and practices is in the realm of fiction.'
  16. 'In this work, Moritz Cantor has discovered, Feuerbach introduces homogeneous coordinates.'
  17. 'This is what you do with homogeneous differential equations.'
  18. 'A test of homogeneity also was conducted to determine if the 1986 and 1987 regression coefficients were homogeneous and could be pooled.'
Denoting a process involving substances in the same phase (solid, liquid, or gaseous)
  1. 'Heterogeneous catalysis, in which the catalyst and reactants occupy separate phases, is something of a black art when compared with homogeneous catalysis.'
  2. 'The requirements of homogeneous diesel combustion processes give additional impetuses to the continued development of piezo controls for unit injector systems.'
  3. 'The few examples of homogeneous catalysis by gold previously reported in the literature are associated with very small turnover frequencies and yields of product per mole of catalyst.'

Definitions

1. composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind; not heterogeneous: a homogeneous population.

2. of the same kind or nature; essentially alike.

3. Mathematics. having a common property throughout: a homogeneous solid figure. having all terms of the same degree: a homogeneous equation. relating to a function of several variables that becomes multiplied by some power of a constant when each variable is multiplied by that constant: x 2 y 3 is a homogeneous expre

More examples(as adjective)

"groups can be homogeneous with respects."

"mixtures can be homogeneous over ranges."

"labours can be homogeneous in qualities."

"groups can be homogeneous for locations."

"facts can be homogeneous into communities."

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Origin

Early 17th century (as homogeneity): from medieval Latin homogeneus, from Greek homogenēs, from homos ‘same’ + genos ‘race, kind’.