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  1. Made up of various disparate elements mixed together; of disorderly composition.
    • 1667: Came singly where he stood on the bare strand, / While the croud stood yet aloof " John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1, ll. 379-80
      1. Made without careful choice; indiscriminate.
      2. Indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners.
      3. (networking) The mode in which a w:Network card, NIC gathers all network traffic instead of getting only the traffic intended for it.
    Etymology: From promiscuus, from pro- + miscere "to mix".

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