V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: made up of parts that are different from each other and unrelated

Synonyms: mixed, miscellaneous, varied assorted, diverse, mingled

Antonyms: homogeneous

Tips: Heterogeneous originated from Greek, literally meaning "other kind." The population in the United States can be described as heterogeneous because of its many, various cultures and nationalities. The noun heterogeneity means "diversity." The opposite of heterogeneous is homogeneous.

Usage Examples:

The many cultures brought together in the United States have created a truly heterogeneous society. (diverse)

Thanks to the varied educational backgrounds of our company’s employees, we have a heterogeneous company culture, which allows a broad range of ideas to thrive. (varied, diverse)

The heterogeneity of foods at the pot luck picnic made for a very interesting lunch. (diversity) noun

I really like this company because of its heterogeneous staff--the last place I worked was more homogeneous and everyone looked, dressed, and acted the same. (diverse, varying)

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