(Hom"o*graph) n. [Gr. "omo`grafos with the same letters; "omo`s the same + gra`fein to
write.] (Philol.) One of two or more words identical in orthography, but having different derivations and
meanings; as, fair, n., a market, and fair, a., beautiful.
1. Employing a single and separate character to represent each sound; said of certain methods of
2. (Geom.) Possessing the property of homography.
1. That method of spelling in which every sound is represented by a single character, which indicates
that sound and no other.
2. (Geom.) A relation between two figures, such that to any point of the one corresponds one and but
one point in the other, and vise versa. Thus, a tangent line rolling on a circle cuts two fixed tangents of
the circle in two sets of points that are homographic.
(||Ho*moi`op*to"ton) n. [NL., fr. Gr. in a like case; like + falling.] (Rhet.) A figure in
which the several parts of a sentence end with the same case, or inflection generally.
(Ho*moi`o*ther"mal) a. [Gr. like + E. thermal.] (Physiol.) Maintaining a uniform temperature; hæmatothermal; homothermic;
applied to warm- bodied animals, because they maintain a nearly uniform temperature in spite of the
great variations in the surrounding air; in distinct from the cold-blooded (poikilothermal) animals, whose
body temperature follows the variations in temperature of the surrounding medium.
(Ho`moi*ou"si*an) n. [Gr. of like substance; "o`moios + o'ysi`a the substance, being,
essence.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of the semi-Arians of the 4th century, who held that the Son was of like,
but not the same, essence or substance with the Father; opposed to homoousian.
(Ho`moi*ou"si*an), a. Of or pertaining to Homoiousians, or their belief.
(Ho*mol"o*gate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Homologated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Homologating.] [LL.
homologatus, p. p. of homologare to homologate; Gr. to assent, agree. See Homologous.] (Civ. Law)
To approve; to allow; to confirm; as, the court homologates a proceeding. Wheaton.
(Ho*mol`o*ga"tion) n. [Cf. F. homologation.] (Civ. & Scots Law) Confirmation or ratification
by a court or a grantor.
(Ho`mo*log"ic*al) a. Pertaining to homology; having a structural affinity proceeding from, or
base upon, that kind of relation termed homology. Ho`mo*log"ic*al*ly, adv.
(Ho*mol`o*gin"ic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, homology; as, homologinic
qualities, or differences.
(Ho*mol"o*gize) v. t. (Biol.) To determine the homologies or structural relations of.
(||Ho*mol"o*gon) n. [NL.] See Homologue.
(||Hom`o*lo*gou"me*na) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. things conceded, p. p. of to agree, admit,
concede. See Homologous.] Those books of the New Testament which were acknowledged as canonical
by the early church; distinguished from antilegomena.