Homogeneous is an adjective that indicates that it is relative to the same genre, possessing the same characters.
The word homogeneous is of ancient Greek origin homogenous composed of homos that means “same” and genos that expresses “class”.
The homogeneous term is constituted by elements with common characteristics referred to their class or nature, which allows to constitute a relation of equality and uniformity between them.
The word homogeneous can be used in various contexts.
In social sciences, social homogeneity refers to a society that all its members are equal, speak in the same language and share the same beliefs and customs, reducing the possibility of social conflicts such as: religious, linguistic, among others.
Also, in the area of statistics, the term homogeneous refers to stratification that there is no numerous diversity.
The word homogeneous can be used as a synonym for: similar, similar, similar, uniform, among others. Some antonyms of the homogeneous term are: heterogeneous, different.
Homogeneous and heterogeneous
The homogeneous term is an adjective that indicates that it is the same for the various elements that make up a certain group or group, in turn, the heterogeneous term is an adjective that indicates that something is composed of parts of different nature.
In the area of chemistry, these 2 terms are used in order to determine the compounds. A mixture can be homogeneous or heterogeneous.
The homogeneous mixture is one whose components cannot be differentiated with the naked eye, are formed by a solute and a solvent, for example: water (solvent) mixed with sugar (solute).
The heterogeneous mixture is that mixture in which its components can be easily differentiated and separated like water and oil, both compounds can be easily observed and separated through the technique of decantation.
A homogeneous system is one that consists of a single phase, in the area of chemistry, means that intensive properties have equal value at all points.
Likewise, a homogeneous system is a mixture of several substances of uniform composition, that is, it is not possible to distinguish the different substances or parts that form it, such as sugar dissolved in water.
A homogeneous system is divided into: solutions, has a single visible phase and are formed by a solvent and a solute, through distillation or crystallization can be divided into other components and, pure substances are those that are not possible to obtain other substances or components through fractionation methods.
However, at the scientific level, the homogeneous equilibrium refers to all reactions in which the elements are in the same phase, that is, in the same chemical state as: a mixture of gases or a liquid solution.
The homogeneous function is that in which all its arguments are multiplied by a firm factor, consequently, the value of the function turns out to be a certain number of times the multiplicative factor raised to a power, therefore, said power is the degree of homogeneous function.
The homogeneous polynomial is one in which all its terms have the same degree.