Meaning of assortment


An assortment is a collection of things that aren’t the same. An assortment of chocolates might have some that are filled with coconut, caramel, or nuts. Yum.

An assortment is a bunch different things all together whether they’re the same sort or not. An assortment of nuts is a bunch of different nuts, such as cashews, peanuts, and almonds. If you have books, candy bars, action figures, photos, and paper clips on your desk, you have an assortment of things. A store that sells a wide variety of products offers an assortment. If you love choices, assortments are for you.

Definitions of assortment
  1. noun

    the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type


    categorisation, categorization, classification, compartmentalisation, compartmentalization

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    the act of classifying and providing an index in order to make items easier to retrieve

    classifying something again (usually in a new category)

    the act of assigning (someone or something) to a particular class or category

    the act or process or arranging persons into classes or social strata

    practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships

    classification according to general type
    type of:


    the activity of putting things together in groups

  2. noun

    a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

    “a great
    assortment of cars was on display”

    medley, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety

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    grab bag

    an assortment of miscellaneous items
    witch’s brew, witches’ brew, witches’ broth

    a fearsome mixture

    a variety of different things or activities

    an assortment of things from which a choice can be made
    farrago, gallimaufry, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag

    a motley assortment of things
    alphabet soup

    a confusing assortment

    an assortment of various samples

    a range of frequencies between two limits
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    accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

    several things grouped together or considered as a whole

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