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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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Furthermore, while the existence of network effects has been well established, the extent to which they manifest heterogeneously across competitive contexts remains unclear.
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This new information provides fundamentally novel insight into how cocaine corrupts the brains reward center, and in particular how cocaine can differentially effect two neuronal subtypes that are heterogeneously intermixed in the nucleus accumbens," said Eric Nestler, Chair of Neuroscience, Nash Family Professor, and Director of The Friedman Brain Institute at Mount Sinai and co-author on the study.
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Distinguishing between arboreal, structured systems and rhizomatic, or heterogeneously connective systems enables Munro to illustrate the dangerous unpredictability of crowds in the early modern imagination.
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What I mean is that South and North Korean readers, with all kinds of heterogeneously modern experiences in the latter part of the twentieth century, would appreciate in their own ways their having taken the intrinsic value of motherhood for granted and having stifled, thereby, the individual in numerous women who took up the role of mother/wife; the mother of the agricultural communities got lost on the way to modernization, whether communist or capitalist.
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Priming is also a valuable process for improving germination and uniformity of heterogeneously matured seed lots [26].