of multiple origin or composition

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Polygenous — Po*lyg e*nous, a. [Poly + genous: cf. Gr. ? of many families.] Consisting of, or containing, many kinds; as, a polygenous mountain. Kirwan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polygenous — adjective Consisting of, or containing, many kinds; as, a polygenous mountain …   Wiktionary

  • polygenous — pəˈlijənəs adjective Etymology: poly + genous : consisting of or containing many kinds or elements a polygenous nation …   Useful english dictionary

  • polygenous — po·lyg·e·nous …   English syllables

  • ETHNOLOGY —    a science which treats of the human race as grouped in tribes or nations, but limits itself to tracing the origin and distribution of races, and investigating the physical and mental peculiarities and differences exhibited by men over all… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • textual criticism — n. the scholarly study of the text of a written work, often, specif., in an effort to determine the original or most authoritative form of that work * * * Introduction       the technique of restoring texts as nearly as possible to their original …   Universalium

  • Causation and Formation — These words refer to causation, formation, origination, production, growth, development or generation. While this might seem like a pretty broad category, all of the words in the list derive from the single Greek word genesis, which can have all… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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