assortment [uh-sawrt-muh nt] ExamplesWord Originnoun
- the act of assorting; distribution; classification.
- a collection of various kinds of things; a mixed collection.
Origin of assortment First recorded in 1605–15; assort + -ment Related formsre·as·sort·ment, noun Related Words for assortment sort, selection, combination, hodgepodge, collection, mixture, jumble, array, mishmash, kind, group, garbage, miscellany, medley, choice, diversity, potpourri, combo Examples from the Web for assortment Contemporary Examples of assortment
There are even electronics like iPhone and iPod docking stations and an assortment of pricey pens intended for the pontiff.
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 18, 2014
The crowd is an assortment of reporters, posse members, film students, and very skittish men sporting huge AOL headphones.
September 18, 2014
Behind glass doors it displayed an assortment of glasses, stacked tea cups; a small row of books; a bouquet of fake flowers.
July 16, 2014
Less than a month earlier, there was a planned “gathering of dissidents” featuring an assortment of Nazi-envy characters.
June 8, 2014
Fittingly, the latter portrait hangs in the kitchen beside an assortment of decorative dishware.
March 24, 2014
Historical Examples of assortment
We have a shop close by, where you will find an assortment of all the articles that are most in request.
The shopwoman displayed her assortment of cotillion objects.
When the “assortment” was weighed she made Lisa add some jelly and gherkins to it.
I examined the assortment in the case, counting a total of twenty-eight shirts.
John L. Spivak
With his hands he kept fumbling an assortment of clippings, memoranda, and copy.
British Dictionary definitions for assortment assortment noun
- a collection or group of various things or sorts
- the act of assorting
Word Origin and History for assortment n.
assortment in Medicine assortment [ə-sôrt′mənt] n.
- The relationship between non-allelic genetic traits that are transmitted from parent to child independently and according to the degree of linkage between the respective loci.