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A miscellaneous collection; a hodgepodge.

[Latin omnium, genitive pl. of omnis, all; see op- in Indo-European roots + gatherum (mock-Latinate alteration of gather).]


often facetious a miscellaneous collection; assortment
[C16: from Latin omnium of all, from omnis all + Latinized form of English gather]


(ˌɒm ni əmˈgæð ər əm)

n., pl. -ums.
a miscellaneous collection.
[1520–30; < Latin omnium of all (genitive pl. of omnis) + pseudo-Latin gatherum a gathering]


a miscellany or medley.
See also: Collections and Collecting
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Noun1.omnium-gatherum - a motley assortment of thingsomnium-gatherum - a motley assortment of things  
assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety, mixture - a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
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Using only a drop of water, the scientists have folded flat sheets of silicon nitride into cubes, pyramids, half soccer-ball-shaped bowls and long triangular structures that resemble Toblerone chocolate bars - an omnium-gatherum of geometric objects, which are almost too tiny to see with the naked eye.
This was a different kind of exhibition from its predecessors--and their own likely inspiration, Richard Wentworth's brilliantly idiosyncratic omnium-gatherum "Thinking Aloud," which toured to this venue in 1999--in another respect, too.
Unfortunately, much of the last quarter of the book deteriorates into a kind of omnium-gatherum of topics that apparently interested Nowak at one point or another without fitting coherently into the argument.
As is often the case with a collection of separately published essays, even ones as thematically unified as these, this book has something of a cobbled together, omnium-gatherum quality.