A substance with a uniform texture or composition. Technically only pure materials are truly homogeneous, but the term is used to refer to any liquid or solid compound that has a stable and even distribution of components.
Synonyms and Related Terms
homogénéïté (Fr.); homogeneidade (Port.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998