- the act of assorting; distribution; classification.
- a collection of various kinds of things; a mixed collection.
Origin of assortment
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for assortment
There are even electronics like iPhone and iPod docking stations and an assortment of pricey pens intended for the pontiff.Pope Francis Raffles Off His Swag to Help the Poor
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 18, 2014
The crowd is an assortment of reporters, posse members, film students, and very skittish men sporting huge AOL headphones.James and the Giant Internet Company: Franco and AOL Get Kissy Faces
September 18, 2014
Behind glass doors it displayed an assortment of glasses, stacked tea cups; a small row of books; a bouquet of fake flowers.Baghdad’s Shia Militia Plans for War on ISIS
July 16, 2014
Less than a month earlier, there was a planned “gathering of dissidents” featuring an assortment of Nazi-envy characters.Fascism Is Fashionable Again in Europe
June 8, 2014
Fittingly, the latter portrait hangs in the kitchen beside an assortment of decorative dishware.Casa de la Torre: The Museum of Mexico’s Liberace
March 24, 2014
We have a shop close by, where you will find an assortment of all the articles that are most in request.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
The shopwoman displayed her assortment of cotillion objects.A Nest of Spies
When the "assortment" was weighed she made Lisa add some jelly and gherkins to it.The Fat and the Thin
I examined the assortment in the case, counting a total of twenty-eight shirts.Secret Armies
John L. Spivak
With his hands he kept fumbling an assortment of clippings, memoranda, and copy.Erik Dorn
- a collection or group of various things or sorts
- the act of assorting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for assortment
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The relationship between non-allelic genetic traits that are transmitted from parent to child independently and according to the degree of linkage between the respective loci.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.