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Meaning of HOMOGENEOUS

Pronunciation:  `howmu'jeeneeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  all of the same or similar kind or nature; "a close-knit homogeneous group"
 

HOMOGENEOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: consistent, homogenised, homogenized, homogenous, solid, uniform
 
 Antonyms: heterogeneous, heterogenous
 
 See Also: same, undiversified, unvaried

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ho`mo*ge"ne*ous\, a. [Gr. ?; ? the same + ? race,
kind: cf. F. homog[`e]ne. See {Same}, and {Kin}.]
1. Of the same kind of nature; consisting of similar parts,
   or of elements of the like nature; -- opposed to
   heterogeneous; as, homogeneous particles, elements, or
   principles; homogeneous bodies.

2. (Alg.) Possessing the same number of factors of a given
   kind; as, a homogeneous polynomial.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(Or "homogenous") Of uniform nature, similar in kind.

1. In the context of distributed systems, middleware makes heterogeneous systems appear as a homogeneous entity. For example see: interoperable network.

Constrast heterogeneous.

2. (Of a polynomial) containing terms of the same degree with respect to all the variables, as in x^2 + 2xy + y^2.

3. (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.

4. (of an equation) containing a homogeneous function made equal to 0.

 
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