homogeneous

homogeneous
homogeneous, homogenous
Homogeneous is pronounced with the stress on the third syllable and means ‘of the same kind’:

• The most common way of grouping was to sort the children by ability…and to make the groups as homogeneous as possible —R. Alexander, 1992.

The word homogenous (stressed on the second syllable) was formerly used in biology to mean ‘having a common descent’, but has been largely superseded by homogenetic, so as to become a loose cannon colliding frequently with homogeneous:

• ☒ The community was not homogenous, but made up of a multitude of different groups with different attitudes and beliefs —Guardian, 1989.

Homogeneous is still the correct word to use. The adjective homogenized, denoting milk that has been treated so that the cream does not separate, is related in form but not in meaning.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Homogeneous — Ho mo*ge ne*ous, a. [Gr. ?; ? the same + ? race, kind: cf. F. homog[ e]ne. See {Same}, and {Kin}.] 1. Of the same kind of nature; consisting of similar parts, or of elements of the like nature; opposed to heterogeneous; as, homogeneous particles …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homogeneous — index boiler plate, cognate, comparable (capable of comparison), identical, pure, similar, simple, uniform …   Law dictionary

  • homogeneous — 1640s, from M.L. homogeneus, from Gk. homogenes of the same kind, from homos same (see HOMO (Cf. homo ) (1)) + genos kind, gender, race, stock (see GENUS (Cf. genus)). Earlier in this sense was homogeneal (c.1600) …   Etymology dictionary

  • homogeneous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of the same kind. 2) consisting of parts all of the same kind. DERIVATIVES homogeneity noun homogeneously adverb homogeneousness noun. ORIGIN Greek homogen s, from homos same + genos race, kind …   English terms dictionary

  • homogeneous — [hō΄mō jē′nē əs, hō΄məjē nē əs; häm΄ōjē′nē əs, häm΄əjē′nē əs] adj. [ML homogeneus < Gr homogenēs, of the same race or kind: see HOMO & GENUS] 1. the same in structure, quality, etc.; similar or identical 2. composed of similar or identical… …   English World dictionary

  • homogeneous — homogeneously, adv. /hoh meuh jee nee euhs, jeen yeuhs, hom euh /, adj. 1. composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind; not heterogeneous: a homogeneous population. 2. of the same kind or nature; essentially alike. 3. Math. a.… …   Universalium

  • homogeneous — [[t]hɒ̱məʤi͟ːniəs, ho͟ʊ [/t]] also homogenous ADJ GRADED Homogeneous is used to describe a group or thing which has members or parts that are all the same. [FORMAL] The unemployed are not a homogeneous group... Russia is ethnically relatively… …   English dictionary

  • homogeneous — ho•mo•ge•ne•ous [[t]ˌhoʊ məˈdʒi ni əs, ˈdʒin yəs, ˌhɒm ə [/t]] adj. 1) gen composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind; not heterogeneous: a homogeneous population[/ex] 2) of the same kind or nature; essentially alike 3) Math. a)… …   From formal English to slang

  • homogeneous — adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin homogeneus, homogenus, from Greek homogenēs, from hom + genos kind more at kin Date: 1641 1. of the same or a similar kind or nature 2. of uniform structure or composition throughout < a culturally homogeneous… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • homogeneous — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB ▪ remarkably, very ▪ fairly, relatively …   Collocations dictionary

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