1. all of the same or similar kind or nature;
- Example: "a close-knit homogeneous group"
[syn: homogeneous, homogenous]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Alg.) Possessing the same number of factors of a given kind; as, a homogeneous polynomial. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
homogeneous adj 1: all of the same or similar kind or nature; "a close-knit homogeneous group" [syn: homogeneous, homogenous] [ant: heterogeneous, heterogenous]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
95 Moby Thesaurus words for "homogeneous": accordant, akin, alike, aped, austere, automatic, balanced, bare, basic, chaste, comparable, consimilar, consistent, consonant, constant, continuous, copied, correspondent, counterfeit, elementary, equable, equal, ersatz, essential, even, fake, favoring, flat, following, fundamental, homely, homespun, identical, imitated, imitation, immutable, indivisible, invariable, irreducible, level, like, measured, mechanical, mere, methodic, mimicked, mock, monolithic, nearly reproduced, not unlike, of a piece, ordered, orderly, persistent, phony, plain, primal, primary, pure, pure and simple, regular, resembling, robotlike, severe, similar, simon-pure, simple, simulated, single, smacking of, smooth, something like, spare, stable, stark, steadfast, steady, suggestive of, synthetic, systematic, unadorned, unbroken, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, uncluttered, undeviating, undifferenced, undifferentiated, undiversified, uniform, uniform with, unruffled, unvaried, unvaryingThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):
homogeneous homogenous (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)