1. Act of assorting, or distributing into sorts, kinds, or classes.
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.
n 1: a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a
great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a
variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of
religions" [syn: mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea,
variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motley]
2: the act of distributing things into classes or categories of
the same type [syn: categorization, categorisation, classification,