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Definition 1: noticeable heterogeneity - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where variety or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a diversity of possibilities
  • the range and variety of his work is amazing

Synonyms for variety in the sense of this definition

(variety is a kind of ...) the quality of being diverse and not comparable in kind

(... is a kind of variety ) the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole)

"a high level of biodiversity is desirable"

(... are attributes of variety) characterized by variety

"immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions" "his work is interesting and varied"

(... are attributes of variety) lacking variety

Definition 2: a difference that is usually pleasant - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where variety or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he goes to France for variety
  • it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic

Synonyms for variety in the sense of this definition

(variety is a kind of ...) the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

"there are many differences between jazz and rock"

Definition 3: a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where variety or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sculpture is a form of art
  • what kinds of desserts are there?

Synonyms for variety in the sense of this definition

(variety is a kind of ...) a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme

(... is a kind of variety ) a kind or category

"businessmen of every stripe joined in opposition to the proposal"

(... is a kind of variety ) a type of product

"his car was an old model"

(... is a kind of variety ) a kind

"what manner of man are you?"

(... is a kind of variety ) a kind of person

"We'll not see his like again" "I can't tolerate people of his ilk"

(... is a kind of variety ) a kind of literary or artistic work

(... is a kind of variety ) a recognizable kind

"there's a new brand of hero in the movies now" "what make of car is that?"

(... is a kind of variety ) a general kind of something

"ignore the genus communism"

(... is a kind of variety ) a specific kind of something

"a species of molecule" "a species of villainy"

(... is a kind of variety ) (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction

"each flavor of quarks comes in three colors"

(... is a kind of variety ) (physics) the six kinds of quarks

(... is a kind of variety ) a particular kind (as to appearance)

"this style of shoe is in demand"

(... is a kind of variety ) (architecture) a form of artistic expression (such as writing or painting or architecture)

(... is a kind of variety ) an opposite or contrasting type

(... is a kind of variety ) a subdivision of a particular kind of thing

"what type of sculpture do you prefer?"

(... is a kind of variety ) sort or variety

"every description of book was there"

(... is a kind of variety ) a similar kind

"dogs, foxes, and the like" "we don't want the likes of you around here"

Definition 4: a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for variety in the sense of this definition

(variety is a kind of ...) a social event involving a public performance or entertainment

"they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"

(... is a kind of variety ) a variety show in which the performers are made up in blackface

(... is a kind of variety ) a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians

(... is a kind of variety ) a variety show with songs and comic acts etc.

Definition 5: (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics - [noun denoting group]

Samples where variety or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • varieties are frequently recognized in botany

(variety is a kind of ...) animal or plant group having natural relations

(... is a kind of variety ) a special variety of domesticated animals within a species

"he experimented on a particular breed of white rats" "he created a new strain of sheep"

(... is a kind of variety ) a variety of a plant developed from a natural species and maintained under cultivation

(... is part of variety) (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed

(variety belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 6: a collection containing a variety of sorts of things - [noun denoting group]

Samples where variety or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a great assortment of cars was on display
  • he had a variety of disorders
  • a veritable smorgasbord of religions

Synonyms for variety in the sense of this definition

(variety is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of variety ) an assortment of miscellaneous items

(... is a kind of variety ) a fearsome mixture

"a witches' brew of gangsters and terrorists" "mixing dope and alcohol creates a witches' brew"

(... is a kind of variety ) a variety of different things or activities

"he answered a range of questions" "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"

(... is a kind of variety ) an assortment of things from which a choice can be made

"the store carried a large selection of shoes"

(... is a kind of variety ) a motley assortment of things

(... is a kind of variety ) a confusing assortment

"Roosevelt created an alphabet soup of federal agencies"

(... is a kind of variety ) an assortment of various samples

"a candy sampler" "a sampler of French poets"

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