Miscellaneous definition

mĭsə-lānē-əs
Consisting of various kinds; varied.

A shelf containing miscellaneous objects.

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Consisting or formed of various kinds; varied; mixed.

A box of miscellaneous candies.

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Having a variety of characteristics or aspects.

A website providing miscellaneous information.

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Having various qualities, abilities, etc.; many-sided.
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The definition of miscellaneous is people or things that are varied or mixed and cannot easily be categorized or grouped.

An example of miscellaneous is a gathering of a bunch of people who have little in common and who can't be easily grouped into different groups.

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Consisting of a variety of ingredients or parts.
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Having diverse characteristics, abilities or appearances.
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Origin of miscellaneous

  • From Latin miscellāneus from miscellus mixed from miscēre to mix meik- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin miscellāneus, from miscellus (“mixed"), from misceō (“mix").

    From Wiktionary