Definition of Disparate

1. Adjective. Fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind. "Disparate ideas"

Similar to: Different
Derivative terms: Disparateness, Disparity



2. Adjective. Including markedly dissimilar elements. "A disparate aggregate of creeds and songs and prayers"
Similar to: Heterogeneous, Heterogenous
Derivative terms: Disparateness, Disparity

Definition of Disparate

1. a. Unequal; dissimilar; separate.

Definition of Disparate

1. Adjective. Composed of inherently different or distinct elements; incongruous. ¹

2. Adjective. Essentially different; of different species, unlike but not opposed in pairs; also, less properly, utterly unlike; incapable of being compared; having no common genus. ¹

3. Noun. (mostly plural) Any of a group of unequal or dissimilar things. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disparate

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Disparate

1. 1. Unequal; dissimilar; separate. "Connecting disparate thoughts, purely by means of resemblances in the words expressing them." (Coleridge) 2. Pertaining to two coordinate species or divisions. Origin: L. Disparatus, p. P. Of disparare to part, separate; dis- + parare to make ready, prepare. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Disparate

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disparate (current term)
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Literary usage of Disparate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Safire 1984 disputes this use, feeling that disparate means “unequal” rather than “markedly dissimilar.” It does seem to mean “unequal” in some legal ..."

2. Manual of Mental and Physical Tests: A Book of Directions Compiled with by Guy Montrose Whipple (1910)
"It is, then, difficult, if not impossible,1 so to arrange experimental conditions as to secure continuous division of attention to disparate activities. ..."

3. The Backward Child: A Study of the Psychology and Treatment of Backwardness by Barbara Spofford Morgan (1914)
"disparate Attention As it has been intimated, disparate attention, or the faculty of doing two things at ... A test of disparate attention is to have the ..."

4. A Text-book of Experimental Psychology by Charles Samuel Myers (1909)
"Corresponding and disparate Retinal Points. — Those twin points, one on one retina, the other on the other, which ascribe the same localisation to an object ..."

5. The Professionl Training of Secondary Teachers in the United States by George Washington Andrew Luckey (1903)
"Those who hold to the second view do not LEARNING underrate the value of imitation and of action disparate as conditioning forces in the process of educa- ..."

6. From the Household to the Factory: Sex Discrimination in the Guatemalan by Judith Sunderland (2002)
"disparate Impact Discrimination International Standards International human rights law recognizes that discrimination is not always intentional. ..."

7. Modern Capital of Human Rights?: Abuses in the State of Georgia by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch (Organization, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1996)
"Why the disparate Impact? Arrest rates reflect both drug-market activity and the choices of police enforcing the drug laws. Taken together, the data ..."

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