Homogeneity and heterogeneity  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Homogeneity and heterogeneity are concepts relating to the uniformity in a substance. A material that is homogeneous is uniform in composition or character; one that is heterogeneous is distinctly nonuniform in one of these qualities.

The term is often used in a scientific (such as a kind of catalyst), mathematical, sociological or statistical context.


  1. similar, or the same as something else
  2. having the same composition throughout; uniform


  1. Diversity
  2. A composition of diverse parts

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