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.
modification, variant, tribe, jumble, cast, transition, flesh, olio, transmutation, bod, frame, manner, course, description, compartmentalisation, figure, assortment, transformation, renewal, admixture, smorgasbord, mannequin, material body, mixing, categorization, lot, heterogeneity, change, equality, sorting, phase, grab bag, mishmash, anatomy, var., compartmentalization, vicissitude, categorisation, mutation, shift, pastiche, contour, garland, manikin, motley, character, innovation, incongruity, variety show, revolution, patchwork, shape, variousness, physical body, gallimaufry, conversion, kidney, mixed bag, human body, florilegium, same, descriptor, heterogeneousness, multiplicity, soma, miscellaneousness, divergency, division, fluctuation, concoction, word form, version, build, manakin, intermixture, conformation, medley, pattern, miscellany, chassis, departure, variegation, collect, renewing, mannikin, mixture, alteration, regeneration, miscellanea, nature, conglomeration, hodgepodge, physique, mix, group, potpourri, polymorphism, commixture, signifier, configuration, similarity, salmagundi, novelty
difference (part of speech: noun)
deviation, divergence, distinction, discrepancy, aberration, distinctness, dissemblance, difference, contradiction, conflict, non-uniformity, inequality, disunity, variation, asymmetry, contrast, disparity, counterpoint, diversity, variance, mismatch, clash, abnormality, dissimilarity
drama (part of speech: noun)
characterization, mystery, mime, panorama, improvisational drama, skit, excitement, pantomime, pageant, rendering, suspense, drama, tragedy, show, art, production, choreography, vaudeville, scene, comedy, burlesque, ballet, spectacle, teleplay, presentation, theater, improvisation, Broadway, melodrama
category (part of speech: noun)
kingdom, order, caste, stamp, strain, step, denomination, style, genotype, stock, genus, level, brand, race, classification, ilk, kind, designation, people, class, make, category, degree, breed, form, label, clan, phylum, rank, taxonomy, mold, species, grain, feather, series, line, family, sort, stripe, persuasion, set, type, grade
non-uniformity (part of speech: noun)
variety (part of speech: noun)
variation (part of speech: noun)
- Mr. Molesworth did not like him, and might have accounted for his dislike by a variety of reasons. - "Merry-Garden and Other Stories", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
- Variety of their work. - "The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island", Roger Thompson Finlay.
- It's the infinite variety and all that, you know. - "The Miller Of Old Church", Ellen Glasgow.