Definition of homogenous in US English:



  • 1Biology

    old-fashioned term for homologous
    • ‘Chromosome 1 presented an entirely homogenous chromatin condensation pattern in both arms.’
  • 2

    • ‘The country's population, over four-fifths Russian, was more ethnically homogenous than that of Spain or the UK.’
    • ‘Contrary to common misconceptions, neither of these cultures was ever homogenous.’
    • ‘What is more, for all its apparent diversity and variety, Indian culture was homogenous.’
    • ‘I like wholesome, homogenous, peaceful surroundings and amenable people.’
    • ‘Ketchup is the ubiquitous bland sauce, a homogenous product that lacks any variety.’
    • ‘It would be surprising if there were indeed one Asian perspective, since neither Asian culture nor Asian realities are homogenous throughout the continent.’
    • ‘But in the past, maybe only Japan was more homogenous than Ireland.’
    • ‘Since when have African cultures become homogenous?’
    • ‘It says its output is far more diverse than traditional US radio, which has become corporate and homogenous.’
    • ‘The Republican Party is anything but homogenous, but somehow it all hangs together.’
    • ‘As far as the US market is concerned, the company is approaching it on a cautious basis, and is not treating it as a single homogenous market.’
    • ‘The blogosphere is not a uniform, homogenous place, operating according to universal rules and expectations.’
    • ‘Diversity is important for evolutionary viability - but humanity is genetically very homogenous.’
    • ‘Statistical averages may homogenize individual experiences that were anything but homogenous.’
    • ‘Even in today's allegedly homogenous pop culture, the music you like sends out a message about who you are.’
    • ‘Conservatism, of course, has never been a homogenous movement.’
    • ‘Is this sphere of culture so cohesive and homogenous that it can be appropriated and molded the way anyone wants?’
    • ‘Record companies have churned out homogenous rubbish for years now and still refuse to take direct responsibility for plummeting CD sales.’
    • ‘The New Model Army was an ideologically committed army, with a membership drawn from a relatively homogenous social group of independent farmers and small producers.’
    • ‘Now that we're almost all sharing the same currency, how much more homogenous do we want lives and economies across Europe to be?’


See homogeneous


Late 19th century: from homo- ‘same’ + Greek genos ‘race, kind’ + -ous.