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heterogeneous

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English

Etymology

Prefix hetero- + gene + -ous

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈhɛt.rə.dʒiːn.ʌs/, /ˈhɛt.rəʊ.dʒiːn.ʌs/; SAMPA: /"hEt.r@.dZi:n.Vs/, /"hEt.r@U.dZi:n.Vs/
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Adjective

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Positive
heterogeneous

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  1. Diverse in kind or nature; composed of diverse parts.
  2. (mathematics) Incommensurable because of different kinds.
  3. (physics): Having more than one phase (solid, liquid, gas) present in a system or process.
  4. (chemistry): Visibly consisting of different components.
  5. (information technology): A network comprising different types of computers, potentially with vastly differing memory sizes, processing power and even basic underlying architecture. Alternatively, a data resource with multiple types of formats.

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