Definition of Assortment

1. Noun. A collection containing a variety of sorts of things. "A veritable smorgasbord of religions"

2. Noun. The act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type.

Definition of Assortment

1. n. Act of assorting, or distributing into sorts, kinds, or classes.

Definition of Assortment

1. Noun. A collection of varying but related items. ¹

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Definition of Assortment

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Medical Definition of Assortment

1. In genetics, the relationship between nonallelic genetic traits that are transmitted from parent to child more or less independently in accordance with the degree of linkage between the respective loci. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Assortment

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1. The Physical Basis of Heredity by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1919)
"CHAPTER V THE MECHANISM OF assortment EACH pair of chromosomes, ... For the utilization of the chromosomal mechanism for the theory of assortment, ..."

2. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1856)
"The most common mistake made by exhibitors is, in supposing that large size and showy looks of the specimens composing an assortment of apples, ..."

3. The Southern Business Directory and General Commercial Advertiser by John Paul Campbell (1854)
"VE STREET, J^= Invite all who are in want of WELL MADE AND FASHIONABLE CLOTHING, to call and examine their assortment and prices. ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1912)
"Hammond carry not only a full assortment of their own publications and globes, but the geographical publi- CS HAMMOND & COMPANYS NEW RETAIL MAP STORE, ..."

5. Five Months in Rebeldom, Or, Notes from the Diary of a Bull Run Prisoner, at by William Howard Merrell (1862)
"We keep constantly on hand an elegant assortment of WEDDING AND VISITING CARDS, ... A large and elegant assortment. ALSO, THE DEPOSITORY OF THE American ..."

6. History of the American Theatre by George Overcash Seilhamer (1891)
"ALLEN HARPER'S SECOND COMPANY—A QUEER assortment—MR. AND MRS. TUBBS MISS ARNOLD'S FIRST APPEARANCE. AFTER Mr. Harper relinquished the acting management of ..."

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