assortment

[ uh-sawrt-muh nt ]
/ əˈsɔrt mənt /

noun

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

Words nearby assortment

Origin of assortment

First recorded in 1605–15; assort + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM assortment

re·as·sort·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for reassortment

  • Only when this reassortment of forms took place was the modern symbolic value of the foot: feet alternation clearly established.

    Language|Edward Sapir

British Dictionary definitions for reassortment (1 of 2)

reassortment
/ (ˌriːəˈsɔːtmənt) /

noun

the formation of a hybrid virus containing parts from the genomes of two distinct viruses in a mixed infection

British Dictionary definitions for reassortment (2 of 2)

assortment
/ (əˈsɔːtmənt) /

noun

a collection or group of various things or sorts
the act of assorting
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Medical definitions for reassortment

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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