Meaning of heterogeneity in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhɛt(ə)rə(ʊ)dʒɪˈniːɪti/

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mass noun
  • The quality or state of being diverse in character or content.

    ‘the genetic heterogeneity of human populations’
    • ‘We can observe and quantify molecular heterogeneity.’
    • ‘The test is known to be poor at detecting true heterogeneity among studies as significant.’
    • ‘The global category needs to be unpacked to incorporate local heterogeneity of agricultural and social form as a precursor to understanding situated processes of change.’
    • ‘Weak-culture firms exhibit heterogeneity in participants' beliefs about the relationship between the organization and its environment.’
    • ‘The spatial distribution of snakes around the den exhibits substantial heterogeneity, with densities often varying markedly between adjacent areas.’
    • ‘The world system became characterized by cultural heterogeneity.’
    • ‘Coupled with differences in national agendas, industry heterogeneity also influences the type of partner with which firms enter into joint ventures.’
    • ‘It is clear that a significant proportion of heterogeneity in outcome of infectious disease can be attributed to deviation of the immune response in one direction or the other.’
    • ‘Examination of the table indicates that there was wide variability on all measures, suggesting a fair amount of heterogeneity in this sample of adolescents.’
    • ‘Even though there was significant heterogeneity in the sizes of these treatment effects, the progress results are repeatedly presented as amalgamated data.’


Mid 17th century from medieval Latin heterogeneitas, from heterogeneus (see heterogeneous) + -ity.