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Meaning of variety

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 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" [syn:
           {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" [syn:
         {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"
      4: a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances
         [syn: {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?" [syn: {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" [syn: {variety}, {change}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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