Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Other; different: heterochromatic.
  • Containing different kinds of atoms: heterocyclic.

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  • other, different

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A combining form signifying other, other than usual, different.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An element in compound words of Greek origin or formation, meaning ‘other’ or ‘different’: often opposed to homo-, ‘same.’

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek, from heteros, other; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots.

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From Ancient Greek ἕτερος (heteros, "other, another, different")

Examples

  • The Dutch penal code states that anyone who either "publicly, verbally or in writing or image, deliberately expresses himself in any way that incites hatred against a group or people" or "in any way that insults a group of people because of their race, their religion or belief, their hetero- or homosexual inclination or their physical, psychological or mental handicap, will be punished."

    European Free Speech Under Attack

  • The Dutch penal code states in its articles 137c and 137d that anyone who either "publicly, verbally or in writing or image, deliberately expresses himself in any way that incites hatred against a group of people" or "in any way that insults a group of people because of their race, their religion or belief, their hetero- or homosexual inclination or their physical, psychological or mental handicap, will be punished."

    In Defense of 'Hurtful' Speech

  • Pickpocket, and hetero-, as in most of the other films; surrealism and Bresson's connection to a jazz-Dada-fashion milieu in the Thirties; and radical politics, particularly in his colour films.

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  • Even if sexual orientation were a choice, aren’t we a country where we’re supposed to be free to pursue our happiness, whether we’re hetero-, homo-, bi-, trans-, or even a-sexual?

    The God Box

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