- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɪsp(ə)ɹət/, ˈdɪsp(ə)ɹɪt/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɪsp(ə)ɹət/
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- (US) IPA(key): /dɪˈspɛɹət/
- (US) IPA(key): /dɪˈspæɹət/
- Composed of inherently different or distinct elements; incongruous.
- The board of the company was decidedly disparate – no two members from the same social or economic background.
- Essentially different; of different species, unlike but not opposed in pairs; also, less properly, utterly unlike; incapable of being compared; having no common genus.
1898, John Wesley Powell, Truth and Error:
- Then disparate sense impressions come to disparate organs, as light to the eye, taste to the mouth, etc.
1912, Bertrand Russel, The Philosophy of Bergson:
- M. Bergson’s philosophy, unlike most of the systems of the past, is dualistic: the world, for him, is divided into two disparate portions, on the one hand life, on the other matter, or rather that inert something which the intellect views as matter.
- (composed of distinct elements): incongruous, mismatched, uncoordinated
- (markedly different): different, dissimilar, unalike
composed of inherently different elements
- disparate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- disparate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
disparate (plural disparates)
disparate (masculine and feminine, plural disparates)
- “disparate” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
disparate m (plural disparates)