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heterogeneous

Chem of, composed of, or concerned with two or more different phases

heterogeneous

[‚hed·ə′räj·ə·nəs]
(chemistry)
Pertaining to a mixture of phases such as liquid-vapor, or liquid-vapor-solid.
(mathematics)
Pertaining to quantities having different degrees or dimensions.
(science and technology)
Composed of dissimilar or nonuniform constituents.

heterogeneous

Composed of unrelated parts, different in kind.

Often used in the context of distributed systems that may be running different operating systems or network protocols (a heterogeneous network).

For examples see: interoperable database, middleware.

Constrast homogeneous.

heterogeneous

Not the same. Contrast with homogeneous.
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