Word of the Week: Heterogeneity

Word: heterogeneity

You Pronounce It: [het-uh-roh-juh-nee-i-tee]


1. the quality or state of being heterogeneous; composition from dissimilar parts; disparateness.

Heterogeneity is a word that signifies diversity. A classroom consisting of people from lots of different backgrounds would be considered having the quality of heterogeneity. The prefix hetero- means “other or different,” while the prefix homo- means “the same.”

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