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English definition of “variety”

variety

noun (TYPE)    /vəˈraɪə.ti/ US  /-t̬i/
[C] a different type of something: The article was about the different varieties of Spanish spoken in South America. This variety of rose is especially hardy and drought-resistant. Our supermarket stocks apples in several different varieties.Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders A2 [S] many different types of things or people: She does a variety of fitness activities. The equipment could be used for a variety of educational purposes. Manufacturers need large sales to justify offering a big variety in export markets.Variety and mixturesMixing and mixturesGroups and collections of things
(Definition of variety noun (TYPE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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