non-homogeneous


non-homogeneous

adjective

  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.
    1. having a common property throughout: a homogeneous solid figure.
    2. having all terms of the same degree: a homogeneous equation.
    3. relating to a function of several variables that becomes multiplied by some power of a constant when each variable is multiplied by that constant: x2y3 is a homogeneous expression of degree 5.
    4. relating to a differential equation in which a linear combination of derivatives is set equal to zero.

adjective

  1. composed of similar or identical parts or elements
  2. of uniform nature
  3. similar in kind or nature
  4. having a constant property, such as density, throughout
  5. maths
    1. (of a polynomial) containing terms of the same degree with respect to all the variables, as in x ² + 2 xy + y ²
    2. (of a function) containing a set of variables such that when each is multiplied by a constant, this constant can be eliminated without altering the value of the function, as in cos x / y + x / y
    3. (of an equation) containing a homogeneous function made equal to 0
  6. chem of, composed of, or concerned with a single phaseCompare heterogeneous

adj.1640s, from Medieval Latin homogeneus, from Greek homogenes “of the same kind,” from homos “same” (see homo- (1)) + genos “kind, gender, race, stock” (see genus). Earlier in this sense was homogeneal (c.1600). adj.

  1. Of the same or similar nature or kind.
  2. Uniform in structure or composition throughout, as of a chemical mixture.

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