homogeneous | computing dictionary |

(Or "homogenous") Of uniform nature, similar in kind.

1. In the context of distributed systems, middleware makes heterogeneous systems appear as a homogeneous entity. For example see: interoperable network.

Constrast heterogeneous.

2. <mathematics> (Of a polynomial) containing terms of the same degree with respect to all the variables, as in x^2 + 2xy + y^2.

3. <mathematics> (Of a function) containing a set of variables such that when each is multiplied by a constant, this constant can be eliminated without altering the value of the function, as in cos x/y + x/y.

4. <mathematics> (of an equation) containing a homogeneous function made equal to 0.

(01 Apr 1999)

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homogeneous | medical dictionary |

Consisting of or composed of similar elements or ingredients, of a uniform quality throughout.

Origin: Gr. Genos = kind

(11 Mar 2008)

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