Tuesday, August 22, 2000
disparate adjective [DIS-puh-rit; dis-PAIR-it] Fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind.
Definitions for disparate
- Fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind.
- Composed of or including markedly dissimilar elements.
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Citations for disparate
Science at its best isolates a common element underlying many seemingly disparate phenomena.
A Region Not Home," though it encompasses topics as seemingly disparate as Shakespeare, football, suicide, racism and Disneyland, actually has considerable thematic coherence.
Origin of disparate
Disparate comes from the past participle of Latin disparare, "to separate," from dis-, "apart" + parare, "to prepare."