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Homogeneous vs. Monolithic

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Homogeneous

Of the same kind; alike
If all jobs and workers were homogeneous
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Monolithic

Constituting a monolith
A monolithic sculpture.
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Homogeneous

Denoting a process involving substances in the same phase (solid, liquid, or gaseous)
Homogeneous catalysis
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Monolithic

Massive, solid, and uniform
The monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture.
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Homogeneous

Consisting of parts that are the same; uniform in structure or composition
"a tight-knit, homogeneous society" (James Fallows).
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Monolithic

Constituting or acting as a single, often rigid, uniform whole
A monolithic worldwide movement.
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Homogeneous

Of the same or similar nature or kind
"Professional archivists ... developed more or less homogeneous conservation practices" (David Howard).
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Monolithic

Of or resembling a monolith.
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Homogeneous

(Mathematics) Consisting of terms of the same degree or elements of the same dimension.
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Monolithic

Consisting of a single chunk of hard material rather than an assembly of discrete parts.
A monolithic chunk of titanium with facets for cutting, wrenching, and prying.
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Homogeneous

Of the same kind; alike, similar.
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Monolithic

(figurative) Having a massive, unchanging structure that does not permit individual variation.
Mainstream culture is hardly the monolithic bloc that its caricaturization often implies.
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Homogeneous

Having the same composition throughout; of uniform make-up.
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Monolithic

(figurative) Of a single structure, a singular component; instead of an assembly.
Monolithic space stations only have a single station module.
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Homogeneous

(chemistry) In the same state of matter.
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Monolithic

(software engineering) Consisting of a single program or codebase.
Monolithic kernels perform all operating system duties in kernel space.
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Homogeneous

(mathematics) Of which the properties of a smaller set apply to the whole; scalable.
The function f(x,y)=x^2+y^2 is homogeneous of degree 2 because f(\alpha x,\alpha y)=\alpha^2 f(x,y).
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Monolithic

Of or pertaining to a monolith; consisting of a single stone.
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Homogeneous

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.
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Monolithic

Imposing in size or bulk or solidity;
Massive oak doors
Moore's massive sculptures
The monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture
A monumental scale
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Homogeneous

Possessing the same number of factors of a given kind; as, a homogeneous polynomial.
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Monolithic

Characterized by massiveness and rigidity and total uniformity;
A monolithic society
A monolithic worldwide movement
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Homogeneous

All of the same or similar kind or nature;
A close-knit homogeneous group
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