assortment

[ uh-sawrt-muh nt ]
/ əˈsɔrt mənt /

noun

the act of assorting; distribution; classification.
a collection of various kinds of things; a mixed collection.

Origin of assortment

First recorded in 1605–15; assort + -ment
Related formsre·as·sort·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for assortment

assortment

/ (əˈsɔːtmənt) /

noun

a collection or group of various things or sorts
the act of assorting
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Word Origin and History for assortment

assortment


n.

1610s, "action of assorting," from assort + -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.

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Medicine definitions for assortment

assortment

[ ə-sôrtmənt ]

n.

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.
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