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variety meaning and definition

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Definition of variety (noun)

  1. a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
  2. noticeable heterogeneity
  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
  5. a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    • "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
    • synonyms: form, kind, sort
  6. a difference that is usually pleasant
    • "he goes to France for variety"; "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
    • synonyms: change
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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