Meaning of heterogeneous

het•er•o•ge•ne•ous

Pronunciation: (het"ur-u-jē'nē-us, -jēn'yus), [key]
— adj.
  1. different in kind; unlike; incongruous.
  2. composed of parts of different kinds; having widely dissimilar elements or constituents: The party was attended by a heterogeneous group of artists, politicians, and social climbers.
  3. (of a mixture) composed of different substances or the same substance in different phases, as solid ice and liquid water.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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