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Noun variety has 6 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. diverseness, diversity, multifariousness, variety - noticeable heterogeneity; "a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing"
    --2 is a kind of heterogeneity, heterogeneousness
    --2 has particulars: biodiversity
  3. variety - (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differe from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics; "varieties are frequently recognized in botany"
    --3 is a kind of
    taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon
    --3 is a part of species
    --3 has particulars: breed, strain, stock; cultivar
  4. variety show, variety - a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances
    --4 is a kind of show
    --4 has particulars: revue, review; vaudeville, music hall
  5. kind, sort, form, variety - a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
    --5 is a kind of category
    --5 has particulars:
     description; type; antitype; art form; style; flavor, flavour; color, colour; species; genus; brand, make; genre; ilk; manner; model; stripe; the like, the likes of
  6. variety, change - a difference that is usually pleasant; "he goes to France for variety"; "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
    --6 is a kind of difference
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