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Meaning & Definition of Variety in English

English

Variety

/vəraɪəti/

noun

1. A collection containing a variety of sorts of things

  • "A great assortment of cars was on display"
  • "He had a variety of disorders"
  • "A veritable smorgasbord of religions"
    synonym:
  • assortment
  • ,
  • mixture
  • ,
  • mixed bag
  • ,
  • miscellany
  • ,
  • miscellanea
  • ,
  • variety
  • ,
  • salmagundi
  • ,
  • smorgasbord
  • ,
  • potpourri
  • ,
  • motley

2. Noticeable heterogeneity

  • "A diversity of possibilities"
  • "The range and variety of his work is amazing"
    synonym:
  • diverseness
  • ,
  • diversity
  • ,
  • multifariousness
  • ,
  • variety

3. (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics

  • "Varieties are frequently recognized in botany"
    synonym:
  • variety

4. A show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances

    synonym:
  • variety show
  • ,
  • variety

5. A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

  • "Sculpture is a form of art"
  • "What kinds of desserts are there?"
    synonym:
  • kind
  • ,
  • sort
  • ,
  • form
  • ,
  • variety

6. A difference that is usually pleasant

  • "He goes to france for variety"
  • "It is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
    synonym:
  • variety
  • ,
  • change

Examples of using

The company manufactures a variety of paper goods.
You can get to her house in a variety of different ways.
He is at home in a variety of fields.