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Definition of variety:

  1. A number or collection of different things; a varied assortment; as, a variety of cottons and silks.
  2. An individual, or group of individuals, of a species differing from the rest in some one or more of the characteristics typical of the species, and capable either of perpetuating itself for a period, or of being perpetuated by artificial means; hence, a subdivision, or peculiar form, of a species.
  3. In inorganic nature, one of those forms in which a species may occur, which differ in minor characteristics of structure, color, purity of composition, etc.
  4. Something varying or differing from others of the same general kind; one of a number of things that are akin; a sort; as, varieties of wood, land, rocks, etc.
  5. Such entertainment as in given in variety shows; the production of, or performance in, variety shows.
  6. That which is various.
  7. The quality or state of being various; intermixture or succession of different things; diversity; multifariousness.

Synonyms:

pastiche, similarity, admixture, olio, cast, transition, conversion, fluctuation, same, strain, renewing, version, miscellaneousness, assortment, anatomy, revolution, manakin, incongruity, polymorphism, miscellany, sorting, categorization, heterogeneity, variant, figure, commixture, regeneration, division, motley, sort, shape, nature, innovation, human body, description, form, mixture, mannikin, modification, bod, descriptor, vicissitude, renewal, lot, nature, mutation, mixed bag, gallimaufry, alteration, potpourri, signifier, physical body, breed, phase, mishmash, frame, patchwork, description, configuration, soma, heterogeneousness, collect, group, variety show, intermixture, transformation, multifariousness, hodgepodge, var., pattern, manner, medley, chassis, variegation, character, multiplicity, mannequin, conglomeration, divergency, diversity, categorisation, stock, tribe, smorgasbord, equality, kidney, diverseness, garland, flesh, shift, florilegium, variousness, salmagundi, kind, change, concoction, grab bag, contour, build, transmutation, course, manikin, compartmentalisation, departure, material body, miscellanea, word form, physique, conformation, mix, mixing, jumble, novelty, compartmentalization.

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