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, motley(noun)

    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, variety(noun)

    noticeable heterogeneity

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

  3. variety(noun)

    (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, variety(noun)

    a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances

  5. kind, sort, form, variety(noun)

    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, change(noun)

    a difference that is usually pleasant

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

Wiktionary

  1. variety(Noun)

    A specific variation of something

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

  2. variety(Noun)

    A state of constant change

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

  3. variety(Noun)

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

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

  4. variety(Noun)

    The total number of distinct states of a system.

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

  5. variety(Noun)

    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. variety(Noun)

    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. variety(Noun)

    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. Variety(noun)

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

  2. Variety(noun)

    that which is various

  3. Variety(noun)

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

  4. Variety(noun)

    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. Variety(noun)

    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. Variety(noun)

    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  

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

How to pronounce variety?

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How to say variety in sign language?

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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. Andre Magnin:

    These artists, who had begun as billboard painters, decorators and illustrators, had set up their studio on the busy streets of Kinshasa so that their canvases would be seen by everyone, i was struck by the freedom, variety, humor, and beauty of the paintings that were passing before my eyes.

  2. Jeff Montooth:

    This year, due to the lockdowns and quarantine, I decided to broaden the scope of the project to include charity businesses as well, i wanted to make the project as relevant as possible and allow kids the opportunity to create something real and give back to their community. I also had to be flexible because High School students were all dealing with a variety of different challenges and to try to continue with business as usual didn't make sense.

  3. David Ibsen:

    Americans in Al-Shabaab fill a variety of different positions, whether it's recruiting, leadership, commandos, suicide bombers, so the opportunity is there to engage in extensive jihad operations. As with other terrorist groups, Al Shabaab uses the Internet to sell its lifestyle online. That gives it a wide reach that extends well beyond the Somali enclave in Minnesota.

  4. Chris Matthews:

    Welcome back to' Hardball,' I'm Chris Matthews. Tonight my guest is Laura, a spooky blonde lady who lies to the elderly, chris Matthews, no, you're on The NBC variety show.

  5. Sysco Chief Executive Bill DeLaney:

    Those of us who work in this industry every day know it is fiercely competitive. Customers of all types have access to food distribution services from a wide variety of companies.

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