n pl , -ties
1 the quality or condition of being diversified or various
2 a collection of unlike things, esp. of the same general group; assortment
3 a different form or kind within a general category; sort
varieties of behaviour
a (Taxonomy) a race whose distinct characters are insufficient to justify classification as a separate species; a subspecies
b (Horticulture, stockbreeding) a strain of animal or plant produced by artificial breeding
a entertainment consisting of a series of short unrelated performances or acts, such as comedy turns, songs, dances, sketches, etc.
b (as modifier) a variety show (C16: from Latin varietas, from various)
n (Chiefly U.S) processed meat, such as sausage, or offal
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 change, difference, discrepancy, diversification, diversity, many-sidedness, multifariousness, variation
2 array, assortment, collection, cross section, intermixture, medley, miscellany, mixed bag (informal) mixture, multiplicity, range
3 brand, breed, category, class, kind, make, order, sort, species, strain, type
1 homogeneity, invariability, monotony, similarity, similitude, uniformity
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