Definition of "variety" [va•ri•e•ty]

  • (noun) The quality or condition of being various or varied; diversity.
  • (noun) A number or collection of varied things, especially of a particular group; an assortment: brought home a variety of snacks.
  • (noun) A group that is distinguished from other groups by a specific characteristic or set of characteristics.
  • (noun) Biology A taxonomic subdivision of a species consisting of naturally occurring or selectively bred populations or individuals that differ from the remainder of the species in certain minor characteristics.
  • (noun) Biology An organism, especially a plant, belonging to such a subdivision.

Use "variety" in a sentence

  • "The minds of the spectators, therefore, are oppressed and distracted by the variety of _feelings_ which are excited, and their interest interrupted and dissipated, in some degree, from the _variety of objects_ which claim it."
  • "We do have a move towards paternalism now, but he thinks “soft paternalism” of the Cass Sunstein variety is a pretty good idea."
  • "The HD stuff, although limited in variety, is great."

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