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array

noun [C usually singular] uk   /əˈreɪ/ us  
a large group of things or people, especially one that is attractive or causes admiration or has been positioned in a particular way: There was a splendid array of food on the table. They sat before an array of microphones and cameras.Groups and collections of thingsVariety and mixtures

array

verb [T usually passive] uk   /əˈreɪ/ us  
to arrange a group of things in a particular way: A large number of magazines were arrayed on the stand. Arrayed (= standing in a group) before him were 40 schoolchildren in purple and green.Classifying and creating order to arrange a group of soldiers in a position for fightingFighting
(Definition of array from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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