Variety meaning

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The quality or condition of being various or varied; diversity.

We need to add some variety to the program.

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A number of different things thought of together; collection of varied things.

A variety of items in the attic.

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A different form of some thing, condition, or quality; sort; kind.

Varieties of cloth.

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A number or collection of varied things, especially of a particular group; an assortment.

Brought home a variety of snacks.

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The state or quality of being various or varied; absence of monotony or sameness.
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Of or in a variety show.
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A variety show.
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Variety is an assortment or the state of having many different things.

An example of variety is when you have purple flowers, blue flowers, green flowers and flowers of a whole bunch of other colors.

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A specific variation of something.
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A number of different things.
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A state of constant change.
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(taxonomy) A rank in a taxonomic classification, below species and subspecies.
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(cybernetics) The total number of distinct states of a system.
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(cybernetics) Logarithm of the base 2 of the total number of distinct states of a system.
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(linguistics) 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.
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(algebra, esp. universal algebra) The class of all algebraic structures of a given signature satisfying a given set of identities.
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Origin of variety

  • French variété from Old French from Latin varietās varietāt- from varius various

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French varieté, from Latin varietās (“difference, diversity"), from varius (“different, various"); see various.

    From Wiktionary