# Homogeneity

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Homogeneity

Homogeneity means "being similar throughout".

Homogeneity may also refer to:

* Homogeneous (mathematics), a variety of meanings
* In statistics homogeneity can refer to
** Homogeneity of variance: Homoscedasticity
** Logically consistent data matrices: homogeneity (statistics)
* Homogeneity (physics), in physics, two particular meanings: On one hand, translational invariance. On the other, homogeneity of units in equations, related to dimensional analysis
* Homogenetic or homoplastic, in biology, applied both to animals and plants, of having a resemblance in structure, due to descent from a common progenitor with subsequent modification
* Homogenization is intensive mixing of mutually insoluble phases (sometimes with addition of surfactants) to obtain a soluble suspension or emulsion, for example homogenizing milk so that the cream doesn't separate out
* In physical chemistry, homogeneous describes a single-phase system as opposed to a heterogeneous system. See also phase diagrams and the classification of catalysts
* In the context of procurement/purchasing, "homogeneous" is used to describe goods that do not vary in their essential characteristic irrespective of the source of supply

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• Homogeneity — Ho mo*ge*ne i*ty, n. [Cf. F. homog[ e]n[ e]it[ e].] Same as {Homogeneousness}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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• homogeneity — 1620s, from homogene (see HOMOGENEOUS (Cf. homogeneous)) + ITY (Cf. ity) …   Etymology dictionary

• homogeneity — meaning ‘being of the same kind’, is better pronounced ji nee i ti than ji nay i ti, i.e. with the stressed syllable having the sound of bee, not bay …   Modern English usage

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• homogeneity — noun Date: 1625 1. the quality or state of being homogeneous 2. the state of having identical cumulative distribution function or values < homogeneity of variances > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

• homogeneity — homogeneous ► ADJECTIVE 1) of the same kind. 2) consisting of parts all of the same kind. DERIVATIVES homogeneity noun homogeneously adverb homogeneousness noun. ORIGIN Greek homogen s, from homos same + genos race, kind …   English terms dictionary

• homogeneity — noun 1. the quality of being similar or comparable in kind or nature (Freq. 4) there is a remarkable homogeneity between the two companies • Syn: ↑homogeneousness • Ant: ↑heterogeneity • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

• homogeneity — /hoh meuh jeuh nee i tee, hom euh /, n. composition from like parts, elements, or characteristics; state or quality of being homogeneous. Also, homogeneousness /hoh meuh jee nee euhs nis, jeen yeuhs , hom euh /. [1615 25; < ML homogeneitas, equiv …   Universalium

• homogeneity — noun The state or quality of being homogeneous …   Wiktionary