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heterogeneous

het·er·o·ge·ne·ous

heterogeneous

 
pronunciation:
he t ro ji ni s [or] he t ro jin ys
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made up of parts or members that differ from each other; dissimilar. (Cf. homogeneous.)
The dogs at the shelter form a pretty heterogeneous group ranging from boxers to bulldogs to chihuahuas.
antonyms:
homogeneous
similar words:
miscellaneous
definition 2: different in nature; not belonging together; incongruous.
antonyms:
homogeneous
derivations: heterogeneously (adv.), heterogeneousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word heterogeneous contains the following parts:
hetero Greek root that means different, other
synonyms:
ali, allo, all
antonyms:
homo, homeo, omal, iso-