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variousadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈveər·i·əs, ˈvær-/
several and different: He ​underwent various ​treatments for the ​disease, none of them ​successful. We ​enjoyeating in various ​types of ​restaurants. After ​holding various ​jobs in different ​states, he ​settled in Oregon and ​opened a ​lawoffice in Portland.
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variousadjective

uk   /ˈveə.ri.əs/  us   /ˈver.i.əs/
A2 many different: We had various ​problems on ​ourjourney, ​including a ​flattyre. The ​author gave various ​reasons for having written the ​book. Girardo was out of ​action with various ​injuries for most of last ​season. Various ​people whom we weren't ​expectingturned up at the ​meeting.

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