multifariousness

multifarious

[muhl-tuh-fair-ee-uhs]
adjective
1.
having many different parts, elements, forms, etc.
2.
numerous and varied; greatly diverse or manifold: multifarious activities.

Origin:
1585–95; < Late Latin multifārius many-sided, manifold, equivalent to Latin multifāri(am) on many sides + -us adj. suffix (see -ous); see multi-, bifarious

multifariously, adverb
multifariousness, noun
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multifarious (ˌmʌltɪˈfɛərɪəs)
 
adj
having many parts of great variety
 
[C16: from Late Latin multifārius manifold, from Latin multifāriam on many sides]
 
multi'fariously
 
adv
 
multi'fariousness
 
n

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multifarious
1590s, from L. multifarius "manifold," from multifariam "in many places or parts," perhaps originally "that which can be expressed in many ways," from multi- "many" + -fariam "parts," perhaps from fas "utterance, expression, manifestation," related to fari "to speak" (see
fame). Related: Multifariously.
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