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Variety meaning

variety - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differe from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics; " varieties are frequently recognized in botany"
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. Such entertainment as in given in variety shows; the production of, or performance in, variety shows.
  4. 4. The quality or state of being various; intermixture or succession of different things; diversity; multifariousness.
  5. 5. That which is various.
  6. 6. A number or collection of different things; a varied assortment; as, a variety of cottons and silks.
  7. 7. Something varying or differing from others of the same general kind; one of a number of things that are akin; a sort; as, varieties of wood, land, rocks, etc.
  8. 8. In inorganic nature, one of those forms in which a species may occur, which differ in minor characteristics of structure, color, purity of composition, etc.
  9. 9. Difference; diversity; number of different things; division less marked than a species; object differing from others of its kind.

variety - examples of usage

  1. Has the world offered no variety, and presented no new scenes, since they retired from us? - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. But out in the fields he has a variety of notes. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. So here was a chance for more practice and a bit of variety. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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