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Noun
/vəˈrīətē/,
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varieties, plural;
  1. The quality or state of being different or diverse; the absence of uniformity, sameness, or monotony
    • - it's the variety that makes my job so enjoyable
  2. A number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality
    • - the center offers a variety of leisure activities
  3. A thing that differs in some way from others of the same general class or sort; a type
    • - fifty varieties of fresh and frozen pasta
  4. A form of television or theater entertainment consisting of a series of different types of acts, such as singing, dancing, and comedy
    • - in 1937 she did another season of variety
    • - a variety show
  5. A taxonomic category that ranks below subspecies (where present) or species, its members differing from others of the same subspecies or species in minor but permanent or heritable characteristics. Varieties are more often recognized in botany, in which they are designated in the style Apium graveolens var. dulce

  6. A cultivated form of a plant

  7. A plant or animal that varies in some trivial respect from its immediate parent or type


  1. assortment: 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. diverseness: noticeable heterogeneity; "a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing"
  3. (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics; "varieties are frequently recognized in botany"
  4. variety show: a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances
  5. kind: a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
  6. a difference that is usually pleasant; "he goes to France for variety"; "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
  7. In botanical nomenclature, variety is a taxonomic rank below that of species: as such, it gets a ternary name (a name in three parts).
  8. In cybernetics the term variety denotes the total number of distinct states of a system.
  9. This is a list of varieties of cultivated grapes, whether used for wine, or eating as a table grape, fresh or dried (raisin, currant, sultana).
  10. Variéty is the seventh studio album by Les Rita Mitsouko. An English language version of the album was produced for the international English speaking market.
  11. In sociolinguistics a variety, also called a lect, is a form of a language used by speakers of that language. This may include dialects, accents, registers, styles or other sociolinguistic variation, as well as the standard language variety itself.Meecham, Marjorie and Janie Rees-Miller. ...
  12. Variety is an American weekly entertainment-trade magazine founded in New York City, New York, in 1905 by Sime Silverman. With the rise of the importance of the motion-picture industry, Daily Variety, a daily edition based in Los Angeles, California, was founded by Silverman in 1933. ...
  13. (Varieties) ' classic chapter on "Mysticism" offers "four marks which, when an experience has them, may justify us in calling it mystical..." (380). The first is ineffability: "it defies expression...its quality must be directly experienced; it cannot be imparted or transferred to others. ...
  14. (Varieties) Potatoes come in brown, yellow, pink, red, and purple (sometimes called "blue"). Their flesh may be white or colored like the skin. ...
  15. (Varieties) Potatoes with a high starch content, like russets, bake well and yield light and fluffy mashed potatoes.  Those with a low starch content, like red-skinned potatoes, hold their shape after cooking, and are great for making potato salads and scalloped potatoes. ...
  16. (Varieties) Selections within a species that are recognized as having unique characteristics. For example, Dwarf Essex is a variety of rape that is used in salads. Rangi is a variety of rape that produces much bigger leaves and is used as a forage.
  17. (Varieties) This term normally refers to different printings of the same stamp, e.g. changes in paper, watermark, gum, perforation, phosphors etc.
  18. A coin of the same date and basic design as another but with slight differences such as variations in date, mintmark size and placement.
  19. 1. a kind or group that possesses certain chracteristics that distinguish it from another. 2. a biological classification for an intraspecific group or population, usually isolated geographically, distinguished by certain characteristics exhibited by each member. 3. ...
  20. A principle of art concerned with combining one or more elements of art in different ways to create interest.
  21. Any coin recognizably different in dies from another of the same design, type, date and mint.
  22. A minor change from the basic design type of a coin.
  23. A qualitative description of the gases and vapors present in the fragrance, aroma, nose and aftertaste of coffee's bouquet, which create a complex pattern of sensations of the olfactory membranes.
  24. One of possibly many closely-related plant species. The variety name is usually in Latin.
  25. The combination of elements or art, such as line, shape, or color, in an artwork. Variety is a principle of design.