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heterogeneous

adjective uk   /ˌhet.ər.əˈdʒiː.ni.əs/ us    /ˌhet̬.ə.roʊ-/ formal
consisting of parts or things that are very different from each other: Switzerland is a heterogeneous confederation of 26 self-governing cantons.
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noun [U] uk   /ˌhet.ər.ə.dʒəˈneɪ.ɪ.ti/ us    /ˌhet̬.ə.roʊ.dʒəˈneɪ.ə.t̬i/
Archaeological studies of the tombs have shown the heterogeneity of religious practices in the region.
Translations of “heterogeneous”
in Spanish heterogéneo…
in French hétérogène, mixte…
in German heterogen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 各種各樣的, 混雜的…
in Russian неоднородный…
in Turkish çeşitli türden, farklı türdeki şeylerden bir araya gelen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 各种各样的, 混杂的…
in Polish różnorodny…
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