Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun variety

6 senses of variety

Sense 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")
       => collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage -- (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Sense 2
diverseness, diversity, multifariousness, variety -- (noticeable heterogeneity; "a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing")
       => heterogeneity, heterogeneousness -- (the quality of being diverse and not comparable in kind)

Sense 3
variety -- ((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")
       => taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon -- (animal or plant group having natural relations)

Sense 4
variety show, variety -- (a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances)
       => show -- (a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway")

Sense 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?")
       => category -- (a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme)

Sense 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")
       => difference -- (the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock")

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