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Dictionary definition for: Variety

1. (n) 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. (n) noticeable heterogeneity; "a diversity of possibilities" "the range and variety of his work is amazing"

3. (n) (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differe from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics; "varieties are frequently recognized in botany"

4. (n) a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances

5. (n) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art" "what kinds of desserts are there?"

6. (n) a difference that is usually pleasant; "he goes to France for variety" "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"

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