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assortment

 
Noun assortment has 2 senses
  1. assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motley - 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"
    --1 is a kind of collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
    --1 has particulars:
     grab bag; witches' brew, witches' broth, witch's brew; range; selection; odds and ends, oddments, melange, farrago, ragbag, hodgepodge, mishmash, mingle-mangle, hotchpotch, omnium-gatherum; alphabet soup; sampler
  2. categorization, categorisation, classification, compartmentalization, compartmentalisation, assortment - the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
    --2 is a kind of grouping
    --2 has particulars:
     indexing; reclassification; relegation; stratification; taxonomy; typology
    Derived form: verb assort2
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