American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or exhibiting homogeny.
- adj. Homogeneous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the same origin; derived from the same source; homogenetic: distinguished from homoplastic.
- adj. biology Having the same genetic structure; exhibiting homogeny
- adj. proscribed Alternative form of homogeneous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Biol.) Having a resemblance in structure, due to descent from a common progenitor with subsequent modification; homogenetic; -- applied both to animals and plants. See homoplastic.
- adj. all of the same or similar kind or nature
- Prefix homo- + gene + -ous (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of homogeneous (probably influenced by homogenize). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The local cultures of most, if not all, means metros have facilitated the establishment of many loose connections among people of diverse talents, lifestyles, and social circles (as opposed to a few tight connections within homogenous groups).”
“Way back in homogenous 20s and 30s England, when the exotic (but relatively tiny) immigrant quarters of London, with their Jews, Russians, Letts and seafaring communities provided colour for a generation of crime and adventure writers, from Dorothy L Sayers to Dornford Yates, the Jews were about the most exotic 'other' that existed ...”
“The most disruptive thing about the Internet is its ability to locate you in homogenous communities that embrace the same values as you, so that there's no dialectic in socail pressure: IOW, you can spend all your time in alt. underwear.on.my.head and never get the funny looks that would cause you to reconsider your fashion choices.”
“You can't see the different between two substance its called homogenous mixture.”
“Commenter David used the word homogenous in his assertion that Berkeley and San Francisco lacked true demographic diversity.”
“GM and other makers are also trying to develop a gas engine using a technology called homogenous-charge compression-ignition, or HCCI.”
“For the next three decades Japanese administrators and segments of the Okinawan intelligentsia urged the “reform” of the Okinawan character through the purgation, right down to un-Japanese sneezes, of cultural elements that diverged from what were described as the homogenous norms of the “main islands.””
““Structures which are ge - netically related, in so far as they have a single rep - resentative in a common ancestor, may be called homogenous” (idem).”
“However, the problem with this is that such a gradient is composed of homogenous fragments (genres) and is still planted within the discourse of anime whose fragmentatious nature always divides, cuts up, divides, chops up, until now we have what is seemingly heterogeneity - but it is not, since that very gradient is still paradigmatically homogenous, that is to say, each section going from SoL to comedy is homogenous unto itself.”
“Using government surveys of more than 25,000 individuals in 4,000 neighbourhoods, researchers from the University of Southampton said there was "no evidence" that levels of trust and co-operation were highest in the most "homogenous" neighbourhoods.”
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