|1.||[ noun ] a collection containing a variety of sorts of things|
|Synonyms:||variety mixture potpourri smorgasbord salmagundi motley mixed_bag miscellanea miscellany|
"a great assortment of cars was on display" "he had a variety of disorders" "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
|Related terms:||collection odds_and_ends selection sampler range witch's_brew grab_bag alphabet_soup vary|
|2.||[ noun ] the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type|
|Synonyms:||classification categorisation compartmentalisation compartmentalization categorization|
|Related terms:||grouping stratification indexing reclassification taxonomy relegation typology classify categorize classify|