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## homogeneous |

3 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: 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, elements, or principles; homogeneous bodies. 2. (Alg.) Possessing the same number of factors of a given kind as a homogeneous polynomial. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: homogeneous adj : of the same or similar kind or nature; "a tight-knit homogeneous society" [ant: {heterogeneous}] From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (13 Mar 01) [foldoc]: homogeneous (Or "homogenous") Of uniform nature, similar in kind 1. In the context of {distributed systems}, {middleware} makes {heterogeneous} systems appear as a homogeneous entity. For example see: {interoperable network}. Constrast {heterogeneous}. 2.(Of a {polynomial}) containing terms of the same degree with respect to all the variables, as in x^2 + 2xy + y^2. 3. (Of a {function}) containing a set of variables such that when each is multiplied by a constant, this constant can be eliminated without altering the value of the function, as in cos x/y + x/y. 4. (of an equation) containing a homogeneous function made equal to 0. (1999-05-06)

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