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English noun: assortment

1. assortment (group) a collection containing a variety of sorts of things


SamplesA great assortment of cars was on display.
He had a variety of disorders.
A veritable smorgasbord of religions.


Synonymsmiscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety


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. assortment (act) the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type


Synonymscategorisation, categorization, classification, compartmentalisation, compartmentalization


Broader (hypernym)grouping


Narrower (hyponym)indexing, reclassification, relegation, stratification, taxonomy, typology









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