from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of assorting; separation into classes.
  • noun A collection of various kinds; a variety.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of assorting or distributing into sorts, kinds, or classes, or of selecting and suiting.
  • noun A collection of things assorted: as, an assortment of goods; “an assortment of paintings,”
  • noun A class or group into which objects are assorted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Act of assorting, or distributing into sorts, kinds, or classes.
  • noun A collection or quantity of things distributed into kinds or sorts; a number of things assorted.
  • noun A collection containing a variety of sorts or kinds adapted to various wants, demands, or purposes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A collection of varying but related items.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
  • noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things


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