Heterogeneous vs. Heterogenous - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Heterogeneous (adjective)

    Diverse in kind or nature; composed of diverse parts.

  • Heterogeneous (adjective)

    Incommensurable because of different kinds.

  • Heterogeneous (adjective)

    Having more than one phase (solid, liquid, gas) present in a system or process.

  • Heterogeneous (adjective)

    Visibly consisting of different components.

  • Heterogeneous (adjective)

    Of a network comprising different types of computers, potentially with vastly differing memory sizes, processing power and even basic underlying architecture; alternatively, of a data resource with multiple types of formats.

  • Heterogenous (adjective)

    derived from a different individual or species

  • Heterogenous (adjective)

    alternative spelling of heterogeneous

Oxford Dictionary

  • Heterogeneous (adjective)

    diverse in character or content

    "a large and heterogeneous collection"

  • Heterogeneous (adjective)

    of or denoting a process involving substances in different phases (solid, liquid, or gaseous)

    "heterogeneous catalysis"

  • Heterogeneous (adjective)

    incommensurable through being of different kinds, degrees, or dimensions.

Webster Dictionary

  • Heterogeneous (adjective)

    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.

  • Heterogenous (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to heterogenesis; heterogenetic.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Heterogeneous (adjective)

    consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature;

    "the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous"

  • Heterogeneous (adjective)

    originating outside the body

  • Heterogenous (adjective)

    consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature;

    "the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous"

  • Heterogenous (adjective)

    originating outside the body

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