Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Diverse in character or content:‘a large and heterogeneous collection’
diverse, diversified, varied, varying, miscellaneous, assorted, mixed, sundry, contrasting, disparate, different, differing, divergent, unrelated, variegated, wide-rangingmotleydivers, myriad, legioncontrastiveView synonyms
- ‘To be prepared to teach all children in the schools of today and tomorrow, teachers must have an understanding of the diversity present in heterogeneous classrooms.’
- ‘He created a nationalist and revolutionary rhetoric in order to transform the heterogeneous state into a unitary entity.’
- ‘Clayton's proposed methodology for cultural studies serves as a wide umbrella for a heterogeneous collection of individual essays.’
- ‘To manage the affairs of a small homogenous state is relatively simple as compared to the affairs of a heterogeneous state of continental dimension.’
- ‘Distributed widely as they are in the political spectrum, these heterogeneous groups represent very diverse outlooks and interests as a whole.’
- ‘They were a racially and ethnically heterogeneous group; 84 percent of the children were eligible for free or reduced price lunches, and a majority read at or below grade level.’
- ‘Surrounding these core units was a heterogeneous coalition as diverse in their loyalties as they were in their equipment, training, and combat capabilities.’
- ‘The narrow inclusion and validity criteria stated in the protocol ensured that studies included would be valid and less likely to be heterogeneous or diverse.’
- ‘In general, blues festivals attract a very diverse, heterogeneous audience.’
- ‘However, in a heterogeneous habitat diverse elements may influence movement.’
- ‘Apparently, Canada succeeded where the U.S. had failed in assembling multiculturally diverse, heterogeneous groups of people.’
- ‘This study has limitations, including the small, heterogeneous population and data collection at a single site.’
- ‘The population is heterogeneous and cosmopolitan to a degree almost unknown elsewhere.’
- ‘Collectively, Antarctic studies have painted a picture of a biologically diverse and heterogeneous marine environment.’
- ‘Our sample is not formally representative of any specific population, but it approximates a heterogeneous collection of clinically referred youth.’
- ‘Can one really expect what is in reality a globally heterogeneous collection of movements to have a single message’?’
- ‘Almost two decades later, it is still hard to quantify such settlements, as the city's topography accentuates their heterogeneous character and formal diversity.’
- ‘You would be hard-pressed to come up with a more heterogeneous collection of oddments.’
- ‘First, it is difficult to fix categories in advance for such a heterogeneous collection of work without forcing individual entries into often inappropriate pigeon holes.’
- ‘For this brief review, I have taken a pragmatic approach, collecting information from heterogeneous sources, with very different degrees of reliability.’
- 1.1Chemistry Of or denoting a process involving substances in different phases (solid, liquid, or gaseous):‘heterogeneous catalysis’
- ‘My research interests are organic chemistry mechanisms, organometallic chemistry, and heterogeneous catalysis.’
- ‘The catalytic converter is a good example of a heterogeneous catalysis in action.’
- ‘Abstract Sickle hemoglobin nucleation occurs in solution as a homogeneous process or on existing polymers in a heterogeneous process.’
- ‘For this reason the process chosen is usually heterogeneous catalysis, because this keeps the cost and the number of process steps to a minimum.’
- ‘Chemisorption plays an essential role in corrosion, heterogeneous catalysis, and electrochemistry.’
- 1.2Mathematics Incommensurable through being of different kinds, degrees, or dimensions.
- ‘The heterogeneous variant should be counted twice, because statistically it is twice as likely as either of the homogeneous combinations.’
- ‘I explore the consequences of the logically heterogeneous character of exception phrase NPs for proof-theoretic accounts of quantifiers in natural language.’
- ‘Since the variances in shell growth rate were heterogeneous, the data were square-root transformed before analysis to make variances homogeneous.’
- ‘If the rate ratio was heterogeneous, then the maximum-likelihood estimates of parameters under the free-ratio model were used to calculate d N and d S along each branch.’
- ‘In this article, we implement a number of models (statistical distributions) for heterogeneous ratios among sites.’
The correct spelling is heterogeneous, but a fairly common misspelling is heterogenous. The reason for the error probably relates to the pronunciation, which, in rapid speech, often misses out the extra e. Heterogenous is actually a different word, which is used in specialized medical and biological senses and means ‘originating outside the organism’
Early 17th century: from medieval Latin heterogeneus, from Greek heterogenēs, from heteros other + genos a kind.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.