[ uh-sawrt-muh nt ]
/ əˈsɔrt mənt /


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 forms

re·as·sort·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for assortment


/ (əˈsɔːtmənt) /


a collection or group of various things or sorts
the act of assorting
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Medicine definitions for assortment


[ ə-sôrtmənt ]


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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