heterogeneous Definition

  • 1diverse in character or content
  • 2composed of different kinds, diverse

Using heterogeneous: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "heterogeneous" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The class was made up of students from heterogeneous backgrounds.

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    The city's population is very heterogeneous, with people from all over the world.

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    The team was a heterogeneous group of individuals with different skills and experiences.

heterogeneous Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with heterogeneous

  • a mixture that consists of visibly different substances or phases


    Oil and water are an example of a heterogeneous mixture.

  • a teaching strategy that involves grouping students based on their abilities, interests, or learning styles


    Heterogeneous grouping can be an effective way to differentiate instruction for students with diverse needs.

  • the formation of a solid phase from a liquid or gas phase on a surface that is not uniform in composition


    Heterogeneous nucleation is important in many industrial processes, such as the production of semiconductors.

Origins of heterogeneous

from Greek 'heteros' meaning 'other' and 'genos' meaning 'kind'


Summary: heterogeneous in Brief

The term 'heterogeneous' [ˌhetərəˈdʒiːniəs] refers to diversity in character or content, and is used to describe things that are composed of different kinds. Examples include a heterogeneous class of students, a heterogeneous mixture of oil and water, and a heterogeneous team with different skills and experiences.