[ US /əˈsɔɹtmənt/ ]
[ UK /ɐsˈɔːtmənt/ ]
  1. a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    he had a variety of disorders
    a veritable smorgasbord of religions
    a great assortment of cars was on display
  2. the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
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How To Use assortment In A Sentence

  • Adjacent to the restaurant is a bar, which is well stocked with an assortment of alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • The pet shop clerk had been helpful, showing him an assortment of mice and guinea pigs and even a pair of canaries, but in the end, Enoch had settled on the brown-and-white hamster.
  • The drug smugglers used an assortment of inventive packaging to hide their illegal shipments.
  • Sparrows, chickadees, woodpeckers, and an assortment of other creatures were awake and bustling that summer morning.
  • Also among the rich assortment of intriguing pieces that fill each page are panels dating from c.1600, decorated with saints standing beneath baldacchinos.
  • Now, from the left, comes a ragtag assortment of college kids, labor unionists, conspiracy theorists and others who've taken to the streets in protests dubbed "Occupy Wall Street.
  • The seven young musicians play an exciting assortment of instruments including bodhran, accordion, bouzouki, guitar, bass, fiddle, Asturian bagpipes and flute.
  • An assortment of leather sheaths hang like washing on a line in a mocked-up Saxon trader's stall.
  • The final selection of four papers explores an even more miscellaneous assortment of problems.
  • The collection of seven articles, six essays, and one interview use an assortment of scholarly approaches to explicate elements in Shonibare's works.
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