Meaning of HOMOGENEOUS in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ -ˈjē-nē-əs, -nyəs ]


Etymology: Medieval Latin homogeneus, homogenus, from Greek homogenēs, from hom- + genos kind — more at kin

Date: 1641

1. : of the same or a similar kind or nature

2. : of uniform structure or composition throughout

a culturally homogeneous neighborhood

3. : having the property that if each variable is replaced by a constant times that variable the constant can be factored out : having each term of the same degree if all variables are considered

a homogeneous equation

• ho·mo·ge·neous·ly adverb

• ho·mo·ge·neous·ness noun

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