- (British) IPA: /hɛ.tə.ɹə.ˈdʒiː.niː.əs/, /hɛ.tə.ˈɹo.dʒə.nəs/, /ˈhɛt.ɹə.dʒiː.nəs/, /ˈhɛt.ɹəʊ.dʒiː.nəs/
- Diverse in kind or nature; composed of diverse parts.
- He had a large and heterogeneous collection of books.
- 1931, H. P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness, chapter 6:
- With a vague curiosity I began to trace the outline of some of the heterogeneous impressions, trying meanwhile to curb the flights of macabre fancy which the place and its memories suggested.
- (mathematics) Incommensurable because of different kinds.
- (physics, chemistry) Having more than one phase (solid, liquid, gas) present in a system or process.
- (chemistry) Visibly consisting of different components.
- (computing) 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.
- French: hétérogène
- German: heterogen
- Italian: eterogeneo
- Portuguese: heterogêneo
- Russian: неодноро́дный
- Spanish: heterogéneo