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Pronunciation:  u'sortmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
  2. [n]  a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"

ASSORTMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: categorisation, categorization, classification, compartmentalisation, compartmentalization, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, variety
 See Also: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, farrago, grouping, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, indexing, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag, range, reclassification, relegation, sampler, selection, stratification, taxonomy, typology



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\As*sort"ment\ (-ment), n. [Cf. F. assortiment.]
1. Act of assorting, or distributing into sorts, kinds, or

2. A collection or quantity of things distributed into kinds
   or sorts; a number of things assorted.

3. A collection containing a variety of sorts or kinds
   adapted to various wants, demands, or purposes; as, an
   assortment of goods.

Thesaurus Terms
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