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Friday, February 03, 2006

Definitions for disparate

  1. Fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind.
  2. 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. John Horgan, The Undiscovered Mind
A Region Not Home," though it encompasses topics as seemingly disparate as Shakespeare, football, suicide, racism and Disneyland, actually has considerable thematic coherence. Phillip Lopate, New York Times
Origin of disparate
1580-1590
Disparate comes from the past participle of Latin disparare, "to separate," from dis-, "apart" + parare, "to prepare."