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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