- 1Of the same kind; alike: if all jobs and workers were homogeneousMore example sentences
- This notion of difference focuses on women as homogeneous; as though they all are alike, and different from men in the same way.
- However, these results were based on a sample of university men who were fairly homogeneous in age, sexual experience, and frequency of intercourse.
- The study shows that property taxes are most regressive in municipalities where homeowner incomes vary widely but property values are relatively homogeneous.
- 1.1Consisting of parts all of the same kind: a homogeneous societyMore example sentences
- 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.
- A culturally homogeneous society whose members subscribe and adhere to one system of beliefs and practices is in the realm of fiction.
- Perhaps the hybridity is difficult to see on the surface, given how homogeneous Argentinean society appears to be, especially in terms of race and class.
- 1.2 Mathematics Containing terms all of the same degree.More example sentences
- In this work, Moritz Cantor has discovered, Feuerbach introduces homogeneous coordinates.
- A test of homogeneity also was conducted to determine if the 1986 and 1987 regression coefficients were homogeneous and could be pooled.
- This is what you do with homogeneous differential equations.
- 2 Chemistry Denoting a process involving substances in the same phase (solid, liquid, or gaseous): homogeneous catalysisMore example sentences
- It converts organic solvents into a stable gel, providing an organometallic model for a catalyst to be used efficiently in a single phase, homogeneous catalytic reaction.
- One of the factors that makes process engineers think twice before choosing homogeneous catalysis, however, is the problem of separation.
- The requirements of homogeneous diesel combustion processes give additional impetuses to the continued development of piezo controls for unit injector systems.
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- The contestants are from ‘diverse backgrounds’ - television-speak meaning that they are homogeneously good-looking and career-driven.
- Its population is small, much more homogeneously white than the Democratic Party as a whole, and it thinks differently than Democrats do elsewhere in the country.
- Most models of metabolic and signal-transduction pathways describe the cell as a ‘well-stirred reactor’, its soluble components distributed homogeneously throughout.
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- A number of eyewitnesses stress the lack of ethnic homogeneousness within what superficial observers regarded as being cohesive Italian settlements in American cities.
- And it is not just ethnic minorities who are challenging received ideas of Japanese homogeneousness.
- The explanation had to account for the homogeneousness of the snakes.
early 17th century (as homogeneity): from medieval Latin homogeneus, from Greek homogenēs, from homos 'same' + genos 'race, kind'.
The usual spelling is homogeneous, and the spelling homogenous is traditionally regarded as an error. Homogenous is a different word, a specialized biological term meaning ‘having a common descent’, which has been largely replaced by homologous. From the evidence of the Oxford English Corpus, the spelling homogeneous has become significantly less common since 2000, and around a third of citations for the word now use the form homogenous. This can now be regarded as an established variant.