disparate

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From Latin disparātus, past participle of disparāre (to divide), from dis- (apart) + parāre (to make equal), from par (equal)

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disparate (comparative more disparate, superlative most disparate)

  1. Composed of inherently different or distinct elements; incongruous.
    The board of the company was decidedly disparate – no two members from the same social or economic background.
  2. Essentially different; of different species, unlike but not opposed in pairs; also, less properly, utterly unlike; incapable of being compared; having no common genus.
    • 1898, John Wesley Powell, Truth and Error:
      Then disparate sense impressions come to disparate organs, as light to the eye, taste to the mouth, etc.
    • 1912, Bertrand Russel, The Philosophy of Bergson:
      M. Bergson’s philosophy, unlike most of the systems of the past, is dualistic: the world, for him, is divided into two disparate portions, on the one hand life, on the other matter, or rather that inert something which the intellect views as matter.

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  1. ^ Longman Exams Dictionary
  2. ^ Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

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Noun[edit]

disparate (plural disparates)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) Any of a group of unequal or dissimilar things.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin disparatus, past participle of disparare ‘to divide’, from dis- ‘apart’ + parare ‘prepare’.

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disparate (masculine and feminine, plural disparates)

  1. disparate; incongruous

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Italian[edit]

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disparate

  1. feminine plural of disparato

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disparāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of disparō

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disparate m (plural disparates)

  1. nonsense (meaningless words or actions)
  2. Great amount; a lot.
  3. crazy idea