Miscellaneous



[mis-uh-ley-nee-uh s] /ˌmɪs əˈleɪ ni əs/

adjective
1.
consisting of members or elements of different kinds; of mixed character:
a book of miscellaneous essays on American history.
2.
having various qualities, aspects, or subjects:
a miscellaneous discussion.
/ˌmɪsəˈleɪnɪəs/
adjective
1.
composed of or containing a variety of things; mixed; varied
2.
having varied capabilities, sides, etc
adj.

1630s, from Latin miscellaneus “mixed, miscellaneous,” from miscellus “mixed,” from miscere “to mix” (see mix (v.)). Related: Miscellaneously.

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