heterogeneous: dissimilar in type, and having different or opposing characteristics.

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Het`er*o*ge"ne*ous (?), a. [Gr. ; + race, kind; akin to E. kin: cf. F. h'et'erogene.]

Differing in kind; having unlike qualities; possessed of different characteristics; dissimilar; -- opposed to homogeneous, and said of two or more connected objects, or of a conglomerate mass, considered in respect to the parts of which it is made up.

-- Het`er*o*ge"ne*ous*ly, adv. -- Het`er*o*ge"ne*ous*ness, n.

Heterogeneous nouns Gram., nouns having different genders in the singular and plural numbers; as, hic locus, of the masculine gender in the singular, and hi loci and haec loca, both masculine and neuter in the plural; hoc caelum, neuter in the singular; hi caeli, masculine in the plural. -- Heterogeneous quantities Math., such quantities as are incapable of being compared together in respect to magnitude, and surfaces and solids. -- Heterogeneous surds Math., surds having different radical signs.

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