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miscellaneous adj
1 constituting a grab-bag category; "the usual collection of miscellaneous expenses"
2 consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity); "an arrangement of assorted spring flowers"; "assorted sizes"; "miscellaneous accessories"; "a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music"; "a motley crew"; "sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards [syn: assorted, mixed, motley, sundry(a)]

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From Latin miscellaneus, from miscellus (mixed), from miscere (to mix).


  • /ˌmɪsɪˈleɪnɪəs/
  • Rhymes with: -eɪniəs


  1. Consisting of a variety of ingredients or parts.
  2. Having diverse characteristics, abilities or appearances.


consisting of a variety of ingredients or parts
  • Danish: diverse
  • Finnish: sekalainen
  • Greek: διάφορος
  • Swedish: blandad
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