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3 definitions found
 for miscellaneous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Miscellaneous \Mis`cel*la"ne*ous\, a. [L. miscellaneus mixed,
     miscellaneous, fr. miscellus mixed, fr. miscere to mix. See
     Mix, and cf. Miscellany.]
     Mixed; mingled; consisting of several things; of diverse
     sorts; promiscuous; heterogeneous; as, a miscellaneous
     collection. "A miscellaneous rabble." --Milton. --
     Mis`cel*la"ne*ous*ly, adv. -- Mis`cel*la"ne*ous*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  miscellaneous
      adj 1: 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 [syn:
             assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, motley,
             sundry(a)]
      2: having many aspects; "a many-sided subject"; "a multifaceted
         undertaking"; "multifarious interests"; "the multifarious
         noise of a great city"; "a miscellaneous crowd" [syn: many-
         sided, multifaceted, miscellaneous, multifarious]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "miscellaneous":
     amalgamated, ambiguous, ambivalent, amphibious, assorted, blended,
     combined, complex, composite, compound, compounded, conglomerate,
     dappled, different, disparate, divergent, divers, diverse,
     diversified, eclectic, equivocal, fifty-fifty, half-and-half,
     heterogeneous, indiscriminate, intricate, ironic, jumbled,
     manifold, many, many-sided, medley, mingled, mixed, motley,
     multifaceted, multifarious, multiform, multinational, multiplex,
     multiracial, odd, patchy, pluralistic, promiscuous, scrambled,
     sundry, syncretic, thrown together, unsorted, varied, various,
     varying
  
  

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