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Variety

Va`ri´e`ty
n.1.
1.The quality or state of being various; intermixture or succession of different things; diversity; multifariousness.
Variety is nothing else but a continued novelty.
- South.
The variety of colors depends upon the composition of light.
- Sir I. Newton.
For earth hath this variety from heaven.
- Milton.
There is a variety in the tempers of good men.
- Atterbury.
2.That which is various.
3.A number or collection of different things; a varied assortment; as, a variety of cottons and silks.
3.(Theaters) Such entertainment as in given in variety shows; the production of, or performance in, variety shows.
Geographical variety
(Biol.) a variety of any species which is coincident with a geographical region, and is usually dependent upon, or caused by, peculiarities of climate.
Variety hybrid
(Biol.) a cross between two individuals of different varieties of the same species; a mongrel.
4.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.(Biol.) 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.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.
Noun1.Varietyvariety - 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.variety - noticeable heterogeneity; "a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing"
3.variety - (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.variety - a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances
Synonyms: variety show
5.variety - a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
Synonyms: kind, sort, form
6.variety - a difference that is usually pleasant; "he goes to France for variety"; "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
Synonyms: change
Broadway, Proteus, a certain number, a few, about-face, accommodation, adaptation, adjustment, affiliation, allotropism, allotropy, alteration, amelioration, apostasy, betterment, biotype, blood, body, branch, brand, break, burlesque, capriciousness, cast, category, change of heart, changeability, changeableness, character, choice, choppiness, church, circus, clan, classification, collectanea, collection, color, communion, community, conglomerate, conglomeration, constructive change, continuity, contrariety, contrast, conversion, dappleness, defection, degeneration, degenerative change, denomination, departure, description, designation, desultoriness, deterioration, deviability, deviation, differentiation, disaccord, disaccordance, disagreement, disconformity, discongruity, discontinuity, discordance, discrepancy, discreteness, disorder, disparity, dissent, dissonance, distinction, distinctness, divarication, divergence, divergency, diversification, diversion, division, drama, eccentricity, entertainment industry, erraticism, faction, family, far cry, feather, fellowship, fickleness, fitting, flightiness, flip-flop, freakishness, genotype, genre, genus, grade, gradual change, grain, group, her infinite variety, heteromorphism, hodgepodge, ilk, improvement, impulsiveness, inaccordance, incompatibility, incongruity, inconsistency, inconsonance, inconstancy, inequality, inharmoniousness, inharmony, instability, irreconcilability, irregularity, jerkiness, kidney, kin, kingdom, label, legit, legitimate stage, line, lot, make, manifoldness, manner, mark, melioration, mercuriality, miscellanea, mitigation, mix, modification, modulation, mold, moodiness, more, motleyness, multifariousness, multiformity, multiplicity, mutability, nature, nonconformism, nonconformity, nonstandardization, nonuniformity, nonuniqueness, number, numerousness, oddments, odds, odds and ends, off Broadway, off-off-Broadway, offshoot, omnifariousness, omniformity, omnium-gatherum, opposition, order, organization, otherness, overthrow, party, persuasion, phylum, playland, pluralism, plurality, pluralness, polymorphism, qualification, race, radical change, raggedness, range, rank, re-creation, realignment, redesign, reform, reformation, religious order, remaking, renewal, repertory drama, reshaping, restlessness, restructuring, reversal, revival, revivification, revolution, schism, school, sect, sectarism, section, segment, selection, separateness, series, several, shape, shapeshifter, shift, shiftiness, show biz, show business, society, species, stage world, stagedom, stageland, stamp, stock, strawhat, strawhat circuit, stripe, style, subclass, subfamily, subgenus, subkingdom, suborder, subspecies, subtribe, sudden change, summer stock, sundries, superclass, superfamily, superorder, superspecies, switch, the boards, the footlights, the like of, the likes of, the scenes, the stage, the theater, theater world, theatromania, theatrophobia, total change, transition, tribe, turn, turnabout, uncertainty, unconformism, unconformity, undependability, unevenness, unfixedness, unlikeness, unorthodoxy, unpredictability, unreliability, unsettledness, unstableness, unsteadfastness, unsteadiness, upheaval, variability, variance, variation, variegation, vaudeville, versatility, version, violent change, wantonness, wavering, waywardness, whimsicality, worsening
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