English noun: variety
|1.||variety (group) a collection containing a variety of sorts of things|
|Samples||A great assortment of cars was on display.|
He had a variety of disorders.
A veritable smorgasbord of religions.
|Synonyms||assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord|
|Broader (hypernym)||accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection|
|Narrower (hyponym)||alphabet soup, farrago, gallimaufry, grab bag, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag, range, sampler, selection, witch's brew, witches' brew, witches' broth|
|2.||variety (attribute) noticeable heterogeneity|
|Samples||A diversity of possibilities.|
The range and variety of his work is amazing.
|Synonyms||diverseness, diversity, multifariousness|
|Broader (hypernym)||heterogeneity, heterogeneousness|
|Attribute||unvaried, unvarying, varied|
|3.||variety (group) (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics|
|Samples||Varieties are frequently recognized in botany.|
|Broader (hypernym)||taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group|
|Narrower (hyponym)||breed, cultivar, stock, strain|
|Domain category||biological science, biology|
|4.||variety (communication) a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances|
|Narrower (hyponym)||minstrel show, music hall, review, revue, vaudeville|
|5.||variety (cognition) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality|
|Samples||Sculpture is a form of art.|
What kinds of desserts are there?.
|Synonyms||form, kind, sort|
|Narrower (hyponym)||antitype, art form, brand, color, colour, description, flavor, flavour, genre, genus, ilk, like, like, make, manner, model, species, stripe, style, the like, the likes of, type|
|6.||variety (attribute) a difference that is usually pleasant|
|Samples||He goes to France for variety.|
It is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic.