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 (dĭs′pər-ĭt, dĭ-spăr′ĭt)
1. Fundamentally distinct or different in kind; entirely dissimilar: "This mixture of apparently disparate materials—scandal and spiritualism, current events and eternal recurrences—is not promising on the face of it" (Garry Wills).
2. Containing or composed of dissimilar or opposing elements: a disparate group of people who represented a cross section of the city.

[Latin disparātus, past participle of disparāre, to separate : dis-, apart; see dis- + parāre, to prepare; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

dis′pa·rate·ly adv.
dis′pa·rate·ness n.
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Noun1.disparateness - utter dissimilarity
dissimilarity, unsimilarity - the quality of being dissimilar
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As in the medieval entry plays, however, none of these possible communities succeed in containing or integrating the disparateness which threatens the unity of the collective.
A cognitive behavioural framework offers a model of understanding the disparateness (etiological heterogeneity) of conditions; accounting for emotional, mental, social, spiritual and behavioural influences upon health.
Because of its disparateness, this new addition to the Bio-Plugin(TM) family will have an immediate impact on the biometric marketplace.