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MISCELLANEOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does miscellaneous mean? 

MISCELLANEOUS (adjective)
  The adjective MISCELLANEOUS has 2 senses:

1. constituting a grab-bag category
2. consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity)

  Familiarity information: MISCELLANEOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MISCELLANEOUS (adjective)


Sense 1miscellaneous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Constituting a grab-bag category

Context example:

the usual collection of miscellaneous expenses

Similar:

general (applying to all or most members of a category or group)


Sense 2miscellaneous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity)

Synonyms:

assorted; motley; sundry; miscellaneous; mixed

Context examples:

an arrangement of assorted spring flowers / assorted sizes / miscellaneous accessories / a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music / a motley crew / sundry sciences commonly known as social

Similar:

heterogeneous; heterogenous (consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature)


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