assortment

assortment

[uh-sawrt-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act of assorting; distribution; classification.
2.
a collection of various kinds of things; a mixed collection.

Origin:
1605–15; assort + -ment

reassortment, noun
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assortment (əˈsɔːtmənt)
 
n
1.  a collection or group of various things or sorts
2.  the act of assorting

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assortment
1610s, "action of assorting," from assort + -ment. Sense of "group of things of the same sort" is attested from 1759; that of "group of things whether the same sort or not" from 1791.
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assortment as·sort·ment (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.

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