disparate disparate  /ˈdɪs pə rɪt/


  1. (adj) fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind
  2. (adj) including markedly dissimilar elements

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  • The disparate groups rallied together when it came to fight the invader.


  1. Analysis: Public awareness is key to living with Big Data

    The controversy over the U.S. government's covert data-mining program provides a glimpse into a far broader world — one of disparate data sources maintained by governments and business alike that can be knitted together for purposes ranging from improving the way companies provide consumer products and protecting the public to potentially allowing more sinister uses like building dossiers on ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. Obama's Syria Moves Threaten Foreign Policy Legacy

    President Obama balancing disparate interests in Syria.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: US News & World Report

  3. US-China climate deal was long in the works

    Disparate interests ranging from environmental activists to businesses and industry are lining up to support a first-of-its-kind deal between the U.S. and China to phase out a chemical blamed for climate ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "It should come as no surprise that a legitimate policy directing law enforcement to arrest and detain individuals because of their suspected link to the (9/11) attacks would produce a disparate, incidental impact on Arab Muslims," Kennedy said....
    on May 19, 2009 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: The Wichita Eagle

  2. The uncomfortable truth is that attempted attacks in Britain "are not simply random plots by disparate and fragmented groups," Evans said. "The majority of these attacks, successful or otherwise, have taken place because al-Qaida has a clear...
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Jonathan Evans Source: Washington Post

  3. "This disparate treatment, unappealing as it is, appears unavoidable," Mr. Bernanke said. "Our economic system is critically dependent on the free flow of credit."
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: New York Times

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