What does variety mean?

Definitions for variety
vəˈraɪ ɪ tiva·ri·ety

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motleynoun

    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"

  2. diverseness, diversity, multifariousness, varietynoun

    noticeable heterogeneity

    "a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing"

  3. varietynoun

    (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. variety show, varietynoun

    a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances

  5. kind, sort, form, varietynoun

    a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

    "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"

  6. variety, changenoun

    a difference that is usually pleasant

    "he goes to France for variety"; "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"

Wiktionary

  1. varietynoun

    A specific variation of something

    Etymology: From varieté, from varietas, from varius; see various.

  2. varietynoun

    A state of constant change

    Etymology: From varieté, from varietas, from varius; see various.

  3. varietynoun

    A rank in a taxonomic classification, below species and subspecies.

    Etymology: From varieté, from varietas, from varius; see various.

  4. varietynoun

    The total number of distinct states of a system.

    Etymology: From varieté, from varietas, from varius; see various.

  5. varietynoun

    Logarithm of the base 2 of the total number of distinct states of a system.

    Etymology: From varieté, from varietas, from varius; see various.

  6. varietynoun

    a term used for a specific form of a language, neutral to whether that form is a dialect, accent, register, etc. and to its prestige level.

    Etymology: From varieté, from varietas, from varius; see various.

  7. varietynoun

    The class of all algebraic structures of a given signature satisfying a given set of identities.

    Etymology: From varieté, from varietas, from varius; see various.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Varietynoun

    the quality or state of being various; intermixture or succession of different things; diversity; multifariousness

  2. Varietynoun

    that which is various

  3. Varietynoun

    a number or collection of different things; a varied assortment; as, a variety of cottons and silks

  4. Varietynoun

    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

  5. Varietynoun

    an individual, or group of individuals, of a species differing from the rest in some one or more of the characteristics typical of the species, and capable either of perpetuating itself for a period, or of being perpetuated by artificial means; hence, a subdivision, or peculiar form, of a species

  6. Varietynoun

    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

Freebase

  1. Variety

    Variety is a weekly American entertainment-trade magazine owned by Penske Media Corporation. It was founded by Sime Silverman in New York in 1905 as a weekly; in 1933 it added Daily Variety, based in Los Angeles, to cover the motion-picture industry; in 1998 it brought out Daily Variety Gotham, based in New York. Variety.com is a paid site of news, reviews, archives, box office results, credits database, production charts and calendar, with content dating back to 1914. The last daily printed edition was put out on March 19, 2013.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Variety

    va-rī′e-ti, n. the quality of bring various: difference: many-sidedness, versatility: a collection of different things: one of a number of things nearly allied to each other: one or more individuals of a species, which, owing to accidental causes, differ from the normal form in minor points:—pl. Varī′eties.—adj. Vārī′etal (biol.), having the character of a zoological or botanical variety.—adv. Varī′etally.—ns. Varī′ety-show, a mixed entertainment comprising dances, songs, negro-minstrelsy, farces, short sketches, &c.; Varī′ety-thē′atre, a theatre devoted to variety-shows.—adj. Vā′riform, varied in form.—v.t. Vā′rify, to variegate. [L. varietasvarius, various.]

Editors Contribution

  1. variety

    A number or amount.

    They had a variety of apples just with many colors.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  
  2. variety

    Equal qualities with beautiful features.

    They both have a variety of work focused on the their passion and purpose.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Variety

    any departure from the normal type of a species which, while retaining the specific characters, is yet recognizably different because of climatic, seasonal or other influences; may occur with the type form or as a geographical race.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'variety' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1141

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'variety' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2463

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'variety' in Nouns Frequency: #434

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of variety in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of variety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of variety in a Sentence

  1. De Blasio:

    There has been a variety of conversations at the staff level, constantly, i look forward to talking to the governor directly about it. But it's a very serious, complex decision.

  2. Richard Isaacson:

    I wholly agree with this statement but for women in the peri-menopause and early menopause, hormone replacement therapy may sometimes be considered based on a variety of other factors.

  3. Bill Clinton:

    From time to time, as a private citizen and friend, I provided Secretary Clinton with material on a variety of topics that I thought she might find interesting or helpful, the reports I sent her came from sources I considered reliable. I have informed the House Select Committee on Benghazi that I will cooperate with its inquiry and look forward to answering the committee's questions.

  4. Suranga Chandratillake:

    The city is the most genetically diverse in the world, almost all citizens use the same health system and there are a variety of tech projects, both government-funded within the NHS [ National Health Service ] and privately-funded startups, that have grown rapidly against this backdrop and stand in a very strong position.

  5. Alberta Energy:

    When we believe that the rules are not followed, we have a variety of tools, including laying charges that we can and do use in an attempt to ensure that potential offenders are held accountable.

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