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variety  


      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     
4   
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  
5   
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)  


variety meat  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)   processed meat, such as sausage, or offal  
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variety  

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  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    homogeneity, invariability, monotony, similarity, similitude, uniformity  

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