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mis·cel·la·ne·ous

 (mĭs′ə-lā′nē-əs)
adj.
1. Consisting of various kinds; varied: a shelf containing miscellaneous objects.
2. Having a variety of characteristics or aspects: a website providing miscellaneous information.

[From Latin miscellāneus, from miscellus, mixed, from miscēre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots.]

mis′cel·la′ne·ous·ly adv.
mis′cel·la′ne·ous·ness n.
Synonyms: miscellaneous, heterogeneous, mixed, varied, assorted
These adjectives mean consisting of a number of different kinds. Miscellaneous implies a varied, often haphazard combination: is selling postcards and miscellaneous novelties. Heterogeneous emphasizes diversity and dissimilarity: a heterogeneous urban population. Mixed suggests a combination of differing but not necessarily conflicting elements: a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music. Varied stresses absence of uniformity: "The assembly was large and varied, containing clergy and laity, men and women" (Nicholas P.S. Wiseman).
Assorted often suggests the purposeful arrangement of different but complementary elements: a pretty arrangement of assorted flowers.

miscellaneous

(ˌmɪsəˈleɪnɪəs)
adj
1. composed of or containing a variety of things; mixed; varied
2. having varied capabilities, sides, etc
[C17: from Latin miscellāneus, from miscellus mixed, from miscēre to mix]
ˌmiscelˈlaneously adv
ˌmiscelˈlaneousness n

mis•cel•la•ne•ous

(ˌmɪs əˈleɪ ni əs)

adj.
1. consisting of members or elements of different kinds; of mixed character.
2. having various qualities, aspects, or subjects: a miscellaneous discussion.
[1630–40; < Latin miscellāneus mixed =miscell(us) mixed + -ān(us) -an1 + -eus -eous]
mis`cel•la′ne•ous•ly, adv.
mis`cel•la′ne•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.miscellaneous - consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds; "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
heterogeneous, heterogenous - consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature; "the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous"
2.miscellaneous - having many aspects; "a many-sided subject"; "a multifaceted undertaking"; "multifarious interests"; "the multifarious noise of a great city"; "a miscellaneous crowd"
varied - characterized by variety; "immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions"; "his work is interesting and varied"

miscellaneous

miscellaneous

adjective
Translations
rozmanitýrůznérůznorodýrůzný
blandetdiverse
sekalainenmonipuolinenmonitahoinen
razni
különfélevegyes mûvek
fjölbreytilegur
雑多な
갖가지 잡다한
įvairenybėsįvairovėmargumasmišrus
dažadidažādsjaukts
rozmanitýrôzne
blandad
เบ็ดเตล็ด
çeşitliçeşitli eşyalartürlü
linh tinh

miscellaneous

[ˌmɪsɪˈleɪnɪəs] ADJ [objects] → variado, de todo tipo; [writings, collection] → variado
a miscellaneous collection of objectsuna variada colección de objetos
categorized or classified as miscellaneouscatalogado or clasificado en concepto de "varios"
miscellaneous expensesgastos mpl diversos

miscellaneous

[ˌmɪsəˈleɪniəs] adj
[items, expenses] → divers(e)
(= various) → divers(e)
[selection, collection, group] → varié(e)

miscellaneous

adjverschieden; poemsvermischt, verschiedenerlei; collection, crowdbunt; miscellaneous expenses/costs/incomesonstige Aufwendungen/Kosten/Erträge; miscellaneous itemsverschiedene Artikel; (= news items)Verschiedenes; a miscellaneous collection of junkbunt gemischtes altes Zeug; “miscellaneous” (on agenda, list) → „Sonstiges“; a miscellaneous sectionVermischtes

miscellaneous

[ˌmɪsəˈleɪnɪəs] adj (items) → vario/a, diverso/a; (collection) → misto/a, eterogeneo/a
miscellaneous expenses → spese fpl varie

miscellaneous

(misəˈleiniəs) adjective
composed of several kinds; mixed. a miscellaneous collection of pictures.
noun
short for miscellaneous items. The last section of the catalogue is entitled `miscellaneous'.
miscellany (miˈseləni) , ((American) ˈmisəleini) plural miscellanies noun
a collection or mixture of things.

miscellaneous

مُتَنَوِعٌ rozmanitý blandet verschieden ποικίλος variado sekalainen divers razni eterogeneo 雑多な 갖가지 잡다한 gemengd diverse rozmaity misto разнообразный blandad เบ็ดเตล็ด çeşitli linh tinh 杂项的
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