from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or state of being heterogeneous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Diversity
- n. A composition of diverse parts
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being heterogeneous; contrariety.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or state of being heterogeneous; composition from dissimilar parts; difference in kind or quality; disparateness; dissimilarity.
- n. A dissimilarity of structure in different parts of an organism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being diverse and not comparable in kind
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Nate Silver's TED talk about race and heterogeneity is pretty strong throughout (though the reach of some of the conclusions exceeds the grasp of the data), but I most enjoyed the point about 8 minutes into the clip where he talks about the implications of cul de sacs in (sub) urban planning.
So I agree that heterogeneity is an important cause of the failure of collusion in the classroom.
You know, I’ve been putting off reading Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” because it’s LONG … but between his passing and the fact that nearly every poster here thinks that white cultural heterogeneity is just A-ok, I’m going to have to dig into it tonight.
Figure 1 illustrates this first energy transition, the growth in energy use quantities, using the minimum degree of representation of spatial heterogeneity, that is, by differentiating between industrialized and developing countries.
We can see this by introducing the notion of heterogeneity to entrepreneurship as well as capital itself.
In what you will see below, I take Solow's emphasis on "heterogeneity" a lot farther than Solow had in mind.
One must unearth the silences of history, the voices of the marginalized and the forgotten, the heterogeneity which is buried by singular versions of history.
The author goes on to note that such "heterogeneity" can result in a failure to compare "apples to apples."
For all the "heterogeneity" the Black population in the US may have and I know that, linguistically at least, there is real and heterogeneity in African-American Vernacular English/AAVE, even though to most ears it sounds like one common dialect, it's nothing compared to the broad spectrum of human diversity Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America have to offer.
But we have yet to notice another kind of heterogeneity of surface similarly and simultaneously caused.