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  • A miscellaneous collection of things or people.

    ‘the room was filled with an assortment of clothes’
    • ‘Browsers can choose from a wide assortment of goodies, home-made and otherwise.’
    • ‘The bartender serves beer on a glass-topped counter displaying a wide assortment of ammunition.’
    • ‘He has drawn on a wide assortment of evidence and gives us, in the end, a wider picture than perhaps he set out to give.’
    • ‘The collections of college and university art museums are sometimes motley assortments of works of art donated by alumni to their alma mater - uneven collections with glaring gaps.’
    • ‘There are many, many large-flowering varieties available in a wide assortment of colors.’
    • ‘It was huge and full of a wide assortment of cars from all ages.’
    • ‘There was a wide assortment of delightful buns and cakes, and a great range of healthy fruit juices.’
    • ‘This important passage contains at least one blatant lie and a wide assortment of half truths.’
    • ‘There was an assortment of free drinks on offer and a couple of plates of biscuits.’
    • ‘Noted for our ever popular cheese curds and huge ice-cream cones, we also have one of the finest assortments of home-made cheeses anywhere in the country.’
    • ‘There was a great response, with a great assortment of entries ranging from the very funny to the very cute!’
    • ‘In the tearoom at work there's an assortment of women's magazines lying around.’
    • ‘All in all I have acquired information about an unusual assortment of subjects.’
    • ‘At the top you could buy an assortment of foods and drinks, all which had been carried up on someone's back.’
    • ‘At the backpackers' bar you could find the usual assortment of international drinkers.’
    • ‘Mr Davenport has lived on the farm, which has an assortment of hens, sheep and geese, for 40 years.’
    • ‘It is filled with an assortment of junk including hundreds of nuts and bolts and years' worth of empty wine bottles.’
    • ‘There will also be the usual assortment of raffle and tombola prizes.’
    • ‘No sooner have you sat down than an assortment of dishes is laid before you.’
    • ‘For dessert, an assortment of tempting baked goods is on display at the counter.’
    mixture, variety, array, mixed bag, mix, miscellany, random selection, motley collection, selection, medley, melange, diversity, mishmash, hotchpotch, hodgepodge, ragbag, pot-pourri, jumble, mess, confusion, conglomeration, farrago, patchwork, hash
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/əˈsôrtm(ə)nt/ /əˈsɔrtm(ə)nt/