n. [L. ad, near; sors, lot]1. To distribute or classify.2. The normal separation of genes at meiosis.
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Assortment — As*sort ment ( ment), n. [Cf. F. assortiment.] 1. Act of assorting, or distributing into sorts, kinds, or classes. [1913 Webster] 2. A collection or quantity of things distributed into kinds or sorts; a number of things assorted. [1913 Webster] 3 … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
assortment — index class, classification, conglomeration, diversification, diversity, melange, selection (collection) … Law dictionary
assortment — 1610s, action of assorting, from ASSORT (Cf. assort) + MENT (Cf. ment). Sense of group of things of the same sort is attested from 1759; that of group of things whether the same sort or not from 1791 … Etymology dictionary
assortment — see corresponding adjective assorted at MISCELLANEOUS Analogous words: *mixture, blend, compound: combining or combination, associating or association, uniting or union (see corresponding verbs at JOIN) Antonyms: jumble, hodgepodge … New Dictionary of Synonyms
assortment — [n] variety array, choice, collection, combination, combo, diversity, garbage, group, hodgepodge, jumble, kind, medley, mélange, miscellany, mishmash, mixed bag, mixture, potpourri, selection, sort; concepts 432,665 … New thesaurus
assortment — ► NOUN ▪ a miscellaneous collection … English terms dictionary
assortment — [ə sôrt′mənt] n. 1. an assorting or being assorted; classification 2. an assorted, or miscellaneous, group or collection; variety … English World dictionary
assortment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ large, rich, vast, wide ▪ diverse, varied ▪ motley ▪ a motley assortment of characte … Collocations dictionary
assortment — as|sort|ment [əˈso:tmənt US o:r ] n a mixture of different things or of various kinds of the same thing assortment of ▪ a wide assortment of friends ▪ an odd assortment of knives and forks … Dictionary of contemporary English
assortment — UK [əˈsɔː(r)tmənt] / US [əˈsɔrtmənt] noun [countable] Word forms assortment : singular assortment plural assortments a group or set of things of various types an assortment of chocolates … English dictionary
assortment — In genetics, the relationship between nonallelic genetic traits that are transmitted from parent to child more or less independently in accordance with the degree of linkage between the respective loci. independent a. the pattern of transmission… … Medical dictionary