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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: disparatus, past participle of disparare 'to separate'

disparate

adjective
     
dis‧pa‧rate formal
consisting of things or people that are very different and not related to each other:
a meeting covering many disparate subjects
the difficulties of dealing with disparate groups of people

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