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miscellaneous (adj.)

"consisting of a mixture, diversified," 1630s, from Latin miscellaneus "mixed, miscellaneous," from miscellus "mixed," from miscere "to mix" (from PIE root *meik- "to mix"). Related: Miscellaneously; miscellaneousness.

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Definitions of miscellaneous

miscellaneous (adj.)
consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds; "sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards;
miscellaneous accessories
Synonyms: assorted / mixed / motley / sundry
miscellaneous (adj.)
having many aspects or qualities;
a miscellaneous crowd
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