heterogeneous

[ het-er-uh-jee-nee-uhs, -jeen-yuhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF heterogeneous
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Once, among the heterogeneous crowd of inmates there appeared a dancing-master.

The crockery was heterogeneous, and was slumped under colour-headings.

The truth was, that his language and habits were as heterogeneous as his external appearance.

In a corner was a heterogeneous mass of soggy, dirty garments.

Viscount Melbourne was called in with a heterogeneous Cabinet.

This heterogeneous family is well represented in the Nilgiris.

He who borrows only from heterogeneous works is not a plagiarist.

Horace tried to make fun of the heterogeneous cups and saucers.

Besides, that sort of heterogeneous relationship is so easily misconstrued.

These heterogeneous masses can never be dangerous to Greece.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Medieval Latin heterogeneus, from Greek heterogenes, from heteros "different" (see hetero-) + genos "kind, gender, race stock" (see genus). Earlier in same sense was heterogeneal (c.1600).

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