browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
heterogeneous

more about heterogeneous

heterogeneous


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heterogeneous  \Het`er*o*ge"ne*ous\,  a.  [Gr.  ?;  ?  +  ?  race,  kind 
  akin  to  E.  kin:  cf  F.  h['e]t['e]rog[`e]ne.] 
  Differing  in  kind  having  unlike  qualities;  possessed  of 
  different  characteristics;  dissimilar;  --  opposed  to 
  homogeneous,  and  said  of  two  or  more  connected  objects,  or  of 
  a  conglomerate  mass,  considered  in  respect  to  the  parts  of 
  which  it  is  made  up  --  {Het`er*o*ge"ne*ous*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Het`er*o*ge"ne*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  {Heterogeneous  nouns}  (Gram.),  nouns  having  different  genders 
  in  the  singular  and  plural  numbers;  as  hic  locus,  of  the 
  masculine  gender  in  the  singular,  and  hi  loci  and  h[ae]c 
  loca,  both  masculine  and  neuter  in  the  plural;  hoc 
  c[ae]lum,  neuter  in  the  singular;  hi  c[ae]li,  masculine  in 
  the  plural. 
 
  {Heterogeneous  quantities}  (Math.),  such  quantities  as  are 
  incapable  of  being  compared  together  in  respect  to 
  magnitude,  and  surfaces  and  solids. 
 
  {Heterogeneous  surds}  (Math.),  surds  having  different  radical 
  signs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heterogeneous 
  adj  1:  consisting  of  elements  that  are  not  of  the  same  kind  or 
  nature;  "the  population  of  the  United  States  is  vast 
  and  heterogeneous"  [ant:  {homogeneous}] 
  2:  originating  outside  the  body  [syn:  {heterogenous}]  [ant:  {autogenous}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  heterogeneous 
 
  Composed  of  unrelated  parts  different  in  kind 
 
  Often  used  in  the  context  of  {distributed  systems}  that  may  be 
  running  different  {operating  systems}  or  network  {protocols} 
  (a  {heterogeneous  network}). 
 
  For  examples  see:  {interoperable  database},  {middleware}. 
 
  Constrast  {homogeneous}. 
 
  (1999-05-06) 
 
 




more about heterogeneous