What does assortment mean?

assortment meaning in General Dictionary

Act of assorting or distributing into sorts kinds or courses

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  • a group containing many different kinds of things
  • the act of circulating things into courses or categories of equivalent kind
  • Act of assorting, or distributing into sorts, types, or courses.
  • A collection or amount of things distributed into kinds or kinds; many things assorted.
  • a group containing multiple types or types adjusted to different wishes, needs, or reasons; because, selection of products.

assortment meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1610s, "action of assorting," from assort + -ment. Sense of "group of things of the identical sort" is attested from 1759; that "group of things if the exact same type or otherwise not" from 1791.


assortment meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Act of assorting, or dispersing into sorts, types, or courses.

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  • (letter.) A collection or number of things distributed into sorts or sorts; some things assorted.
  • (n.) An assortment containing many different sorts or types modified to different wishes, needs, or functions; because, selection of items.

Sentence Examples with the word assortment

Any new happening outside the mundane assortment of drug cases, burglaries, domestic disturbances or a semi-annual Saturday night passion killing came as a welcome change.

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