Is there a word for 'items not in a set'?

Here is the desired usage: when I organize things into boxes by source (could be brand, author, sender... any logical way to group items) I have a box for source X, a box for source Y, etc. I can use X, Y as the labels for the boxes. Now all the rest goes into a box, what should I label it with?

In my mother tongue there is a word for that, literally 'scattered' in English. I don't believe 'scattered' is the right word here.

In English, the closest word I could think of is 'miscellaneous', which may work for the label of the box, but the meaning isn't the same as what I want. Other options include 'ungrouped' and 'uncategorized', which aren't exactly true because the items in that box are indeed categorized. They are categorized as 'not in a collection'.

What is the right word?

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    Miscellaneous sounds perfectly fine to me. Can you elaborate as to why you don't think it's the word you're looking for? – WendiKidd Nov 24 '13 at 19:23
  • @WendiKidd Maybe my understanding is wrong but 'miscellaneous' makes me feel the items do not serve major purposes instead of are coming from diverse sources. – NS.X. Nov 24 '13 at 19:32
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    Miscellaneous is fine, or just misc for short. So are ungrouped and uncategorized. You could also label the box other. – snailplane Nov 24 '13 at 22:24
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    Miscellaneous does not imply triviality; it signifies a mixture, a diversity of categories. If your organizing principle is "SOURCE", then the label miscellaneous signifies that the box labeled contains works from many sources, not just one. – StoneyB on hiatus Nov 25 '13 at 1:27

If you want a single word, you could consider uncategorized. One dictionary defines it as:

uncategorized (adj.) not having been sorted into a category

Or, if you don't mind a short phrase, you could try odds and ends. This phrase gets its own entry in several dictionariesone of them defines it as:

odds and ends (n. pl.) that which is left; remnants; fragments; refuse; scraps; miscellaneous articles.

If you don't like odds and ends, that definition has an assortment of other candidates you could use, such as remnants.

I'll suggest one more word: other. That can work as a category name, and has even been used in some applications.

Examples of usages of an "other" category can be found here, here and here.

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