Meaning of homogeny in English:


Pronunciation /həˈmɒdʒəni/


mass noun
  • 1

    another term for homogeneity (see homogeneous)

    ‘You can hear the eclecticism throughout the record, and though it's always refreshing to hear less homogeny in hip-hop, it has more of a scattered feel than was probably intentional.’
    • ‘The Lower East Side is no longer a bourgeoisie frontier but has become the destination for a customer seeking liberation from the confines of New York homogeny.’
    • ‘For many, Nirvana was the last big band that mattered, a highly critical and credible force in an industry that thrives more and more on homogeny.’
    • ‘England is different because there is more homogeny, although there are regional differences.’
    • ‘In isolation, the stifling homogeny of the album doesn't come across as strongly, and the crooning doesn't get as tiresome.’
    • ‘In cultural memory, the dominant image of the 1950s in the United States tends to be one of homogeny and unchallenged white hegemony.’
    • ‘My thing is, by the time this exportation has created a loose sort of worldwide cultural homogeny the original cultures themselves will have changed.’
    • ‘Besides, in a world where consumerism and profit have melded into a homogeny of blandness, any uniqueness should be cherished.’
  • 2Biology
    dated Similarity due to common descent.

    ‘To counter these problems Spemann reintroduced Lankester's original distinction between homogeny and homoplasy.’
    • ‘In Lankester's definition homogeny refers to those aspects of homology that can be traced directly to the common ancestor.’