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variety meaning

[ və'raiəti ]   Pronunciation:
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  • Noun: variety  vu'rIutee
    1. A collection containing a variety of sorts of things
      "he had a variety of disorders"
      - assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motley 
    2. Noticeable heterogeneity
      "the range and variety of his work is amazing"
      - diverseness, diversity, multifariousness 
    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
      - variety show 
    5. A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
      - kind, sort, form 
    6. A difference that is usually pleasant
      "he goes to France for variety"
      - change

    Derived forms: varieties

    See also: unvaried, unvarying, varied

    Type of: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, category, collection, difference, heterogeneity, heterogeneousness, show, taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group

    Part of: species

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  • [Business]
    noun (plural varieties)

    1 [C]

    a type of a thing, for example a plant or product, that is different from the others in the same general group:

    They sell seven varieties of apple/apples.

    I've been buying the same variety of toothpaste for years.

    2 [C, usually sing.]

    several different sorts of the same thing:

    We have a wide variety of models to choose from.

    He resigned for a variety of reasons.

    This tool can be used in a variety of ways.

    3 [U]

    the quality of not being the same or not doing the same thing all the time:

    I like to have a lot of variety in my work.


  • [Economics]
    1) A particular good differentiated by specification or brand name from other similar goods.

    2) The existence of a large number of varieties in sense 1. Variety is good for consumers partly because their exact requirements differ, so that a wide choice gives more chance that they can obtain goods which are a good approximation to their ideal specification, and partly because individual consumers want the ability to vary their consumption over time. A large proportion of the real gains from economic growth and integration derives from increases in the variety of products available.


  • [Medicine]
    n pl -ties : any of various groups of plants or animals ranking below a species : SUBSPECIES

  • [Systems engineering]
    The logarithm (usually to base 2) of the number of discriminations that an observer or a sensing system can make relative to a system.
Examples
  • This shop has a satisfactory variety of goods.
  • The only road was of the "shelf" variety.
  • All varieties of goods for daily use are available.
  • This variety is susceptible to fire blight.
  • He unhesitatingly ranks them as varieties.
  • In ten days we collected over 100 varieties.
  • There is a vast number and variety of tribunals.
  • Energy can exist in a variety of modes.
  • Prominences occur in a variety of forms.
  • A variety of different symbols is in use.
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