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VARI'ETY, n. [L. varietas, from vario, to vary.]

1. Intermixture of different things, or of things different in form; or a succession of different things.

Variety is nothing else but a continued novelty.

The variety of colors depends on the composition of light.

2. One thing of many which constitute variety. In this sense, it has a plural; as the varieties of a species.

3. Difference; dissimilitude.

There is a variety in the tempers of good men.

4. Variation; deviation; change from a former state. [Little used.]

5. Many and different kinds. The shopkeeper has a great variety of cottons and silks.

He wants to do a variety of good things.

6. In natural history, a difference not permanent or invariable, but occasioned by an accidental change; as a variety of any species of plant.

Naturalists formerly erred very much in supposing an accidental variety of plants, animals or minerals, to be a distinct species. Ray has established a good test for varieties in botany. A plant is distinct, which propagates itself in its own form by its seed; but when the difference disappears in the new plant, it is only a variety. Variety then is a difference between individuals, not permanent nor important enough to constitute a distinct species; such as in size, color, fullness, curling, &c.

7. Different sort; as varieties of soil or land.



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VARI'ETY, n. [L. varietas, from vario, to vary.]

1. Intermixture of different things, or of things different in form; or a succession of different things.

Variety is nothing else but a continued novelty.

The variety of colors depends on the composition of light.

2. One thing of many which constitute variety. In this sense, it has a plural; as the varieties of a species.

3. Difference; dissimilitude.

There is a variety in the tempers of good men.

4. Variation; deviation; change from a former state. [Little used.]

5. Many and different kinds. The shopkeeper has a great variety of cottons and silks.

He wants to do a variety of good things.

6. In natural history, a difference not permanent or invariable, but occasioned by an accidental change; as a variety of any species of plant.

Naturalists formerly erred very much in supposing an accidental variety of plants, animals or minerals, to be a distinct species. Ray has established a good test for varieties in botany. A plant is distinct, which propagates itself in its own form by its seed; but when the difference disappears in the new plant, it is only a variety. Variety then is a difference between individuals, not permanent nor important enough to constitute a distinct species; such as in size, color, fullness, curling, &c.

7. Different sort; as varieties of soil or land.

VA-RI'E-TY, n. [Fr. varieté; L. varietas, from vario, to vary.]

  1. Intermixture of different things, or of things different in form; or a succession of different things. Variety is nothing else but a continued novelty. – South. The variety of colors depends on the composition of light. – Newton.
  2. One thing of many which constitute variety. In this sense, it has a plural; as, the varieties of a species.
  3. Difference; dissimilitude. There is a variety in the tempers of good men. – Atterbury.
  4. Variation; deviation; change from a former state. – Hale.
  5. Many and different kinds. The shopkeeper has a great variety of cottons and silks. He wants to do a variety of good things. – Law.
  6. In natural history, a difference not permanent or invariable, but occasioned by an accidental change; as, a variety of any species of plant. Naturalists formerly erred very much in supposing an accidental variety of plants, animals or minerals, to be a distinct species. Ray has established a good test for varieties in botany. A plant is distinct, which propagates itself in its own form by its seed; but when the difference disappears in the new plant, it is only a variety. Variety then is a difference between individuals, not permanent nor important; such as in size, fullness, curling, &c.
  7. Different sort; as, varieties of soil or land.

Va*ri"e*ty
  1. The quality or state of being various; intermixture or succession of different things; diversity; multifariousness.

    Variety is nothing else but a continued novelty. South.

    The variety of colors depends upon the composition of light. Sir I. Newton.

    For earth this variety from heaven. Milton.

    There is a variety in the tempers of good men. Atterbury.

  2. Such entertainment as in given in variety shows; the production of, or performance in, variety shows.

    [Cant]
  3. That which is various.

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Variety

VARI'ETY, noun [Latin varietas, from vario, to vary.]

1. Intermixture of different things, or of things different in form; or a succession of different things.

Variety is nothing else but a continued novelty.

The variety of colors depends on the composition of light.

2. One thing of many which constitute variety In this sense, it has a plural; as the varieties of a species.

3. Difference; dissimilitude.

There is a variety in the tempers of good men.

4. Variation; deviation; change from a former state. [Little used.]

5. Many and different kinds. The shopkeeper has a great variety of cottons and silks.

He wants to do a variety of good things.

6. In natural history, a difference not permanent or invariable, but occasioned by an accidental change; as a variety of any species of plant.

Naturalists formerly erred very much in supposing an accidental variety of plants, animals or minerals, to be a distinct species. Ray has established a good test for varieties in botany. A plant is distinct, which propagates itself in its own form by its seed; but when the difference disappears in the new plant, it is only a variety variety then is a difference between individuals, not permanent nor important enough to constitute a distinct species; such as in size, color, fullness, curling, etc.

7. Different sort; as varieties of soil or land.

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Thy own importance know.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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