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assortment

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noun as·sort·ment \-ˈsȯrt-mənt\

Simple Definition of assortment

  • : a group or collection of different things or people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of assortment

  1. 1 a :  the act of assorting b :  the state of being assorted

  2. 2 :  a collection of assorted things or persons

Examples of assortment in a sentence

  1. The book has a wonderful assortment of characters.

  2. You can choose from a wide assortment of options.



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First Known Use of assortment

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Rhymes with assortment


ASSORTMENT Defined for Kids

assortment

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noun as·sort·ment \ə-ˈsȯrt-mənt\

Definition of assortment for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of sorting into groups

  2. 2 :  a group or collection of various or different things or persons <an assortment of snacks>




Medical Dictionary

assortment

as·sort·ment

Medical Definition of assortment





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