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A policy of selecting people so as to assemble a group that is diverse, esp. with respect to race and gender
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  1. A policy of selecting people so as to assemble a group that is diverse, esp. with respect to race and gender
  2. The composition of a group with respect to race, gender, etc.
  3. Quality, state, fact, or instance of being diverse; difference
Money returned as the difference between the price of something bought and the bill or coin of larger denomination given in payment
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  1. Money returned as the difference between the price of something bought and the bill or coin of larger denomination given in payment
  2. The replacing of one thing for another; substitution:
  3. In jazz, a change of harmony; a modulation.
A noticeable change or effect:
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  1. A noticeable change or effect:
  2. An instance of disparity or unlikeness:
  3. A significant effect on or change in a situation
(Accounting) The difference between the actual costs of production and the standard or expected costs
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  1. (Accounting) The difference between the actual costs of production and the standard or expected costs
  2. A difference between what is expected and what happens
  3. Degree of change or difference; divergence; discrepancy
(Music) An arrangement made from a series of melodies, often from various sources.
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  1. (Music) An arrangement made from a series of melodies, often from various sources.
  2. (Sports) An event in competitive swimming in which backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle are swum in equal distances by an individual or as divisions of a relay race.
  3. A mixture of things not usually placed together; heterogeneous collection; hodgepodge
A combination of ingredients used in cooking or baking.
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  1. A combination of ingredients used in cooking or baking.
  2. Something made by mixing
  3. One that consists of diverse elements:
A mixture of dried flower petals with spices, kept as in a jar for its fragrance
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  1. A mixture of dried flower petals with spices, kept as in a jar for its fragrance
  2. A mixture of dried flower petals and spices used to scent the air.
  3. A combination of incongruous things:
A publication containing various literary works.
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  1. A publication containing various literary works.
  2. Such a collection of writings, as in a book
  3. A collection of various items, parts, or ingredients, especially one composed of diverse literary works.
The degree to which a thing is disparate
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  1. The degree to which a thing is disparate
A divergence or deviation.
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  1. A divergence or deviation.
  2. (Uncountable) The state of being divergent
  3. (Countable) divergence
The act, fact, or process of varying; change or deviation in form, condition, appearance, extent, etc. from a former or usual state, or from an assumed standard
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  1. The act, fact, or process of varying; change or deviation in form, condition, appearance, extent, etc. from a former or usual state, or from an assumed standard
  2. (Astron.) A change in or deviation from the mean motion or orbit of a planet, satellite, etc.
  3. The degree or extent of such change
Something incongruous
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  1. Something incongruous
  2. The condition, quality, or fact of being incongruous
  3. Lack of harmony or agreement
A change in direction:
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  1. A change in direction:
  2. (Now Chiefly Dial.) A change of clothing
  3. A change in attitude, judgment, or emphasis.
A change in an organism that results from external influences and cannot be inherited.
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  1. A change in an organism that results from external influences and cannot be inherited.
  2. A partial or slight change in form or content
  3. (--- Biol.) A change in an organism caused by its environment and not inheritable
The act of leaving.
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  1. The act of leaving.
  2. (Naut.) The distance due east or west from the meridian of its starting point covered by a ship on a given course
  3. A divergence or deviation, as from an established rule, plan, or procedure:
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  1. (Uncountable) Diversity
  2. (Countable) A composition of diverse parts
  3. The quality or state of being heterogeneous.
The fact or quality of having many sides or facets.
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  1. The fact or quality of having many sides or facets.
The quality or condition of being unlike.
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  1. The quality or condition of being unlike.
  2. (Countable) an unlike characteristic
  3. An instance of unlikeness; a difference.
Lineal ancestors or descendants considered as a group.
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  1. Lineal ancestors or descendants considered as a group.
  2. A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
  3. (Archaic) Underlying character as a determinant of the class to which a thing belongs; nature or essence.
(--- Informal) Elegance of style, taste, and manner:
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  1. (--- Informal) Elegance of style, taste, and manner:
  2. (Biol.) A major category in the classification of animals, plants, etc., ranking above an order and below a division or phylum: it can include one order or many similar orders: the Latinized class names are capitalized but not italicized (Ex.: Mammalia, mammals)
  3. The subject material taught to or studied by such a group:
An army unit larger than a regiment and smaller than a corps, to which various numbers and types of battalions can be attached as required
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  1. An army unit larger than a regiment and smaller than a corps, to which various numbers and types of battalions can be attached as required
  2. A type of propagation characteristic of plants that spread by means of newly formed parts such as bulbs, suckers, or rhizomes.
  3. A group of several ships of similar type forming a tactical unit under a single command in the US Navy.
(Roman Catholic Church) The outward appearance or form of the Eucharistic elements that is retained after their consecration.
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  1. (Roman Catholic Church) The outward appearance or form of the Eucharistic elements that is retained after their consecration.
  2. A group of organisms having many characteristics in common and ranking below a genus. Organisms that reproduce sexually and belong to the same species interbreed and produce fertile offspring. Species names are usually written lower case and in italics, as rex in Tyrannosaurus rex.
  3. (Logic) A class of individuals or objects grouped by virtue of their common attributes and assigned a common name; a division subordinate to a genus.
(Biol.) A major category in the classification of animals, plants, etc., ranking above a species and below a family: it can include one species or many similar species
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  1. (Biol.) A major category in the classification of animals, plants, etc., ranking above a species and below a family: it can include one species or many similar species
  2. A class, group, or kind with common attributes.
  3. (Biology) A taxonomic category ranking below a family and above a species and designating a group of species that are presumed to be closely related and usually exhibit similar characteristics. In a scientific name, the genus name is capitalized and italicized, for example, Ovis for sheep and related animals.
An interbreeding, usually geographically isolated population of organisms differing from other populations of the same species in the frequency of hereditary traits. A race that has been given formal taxonomic recognition is known as a subspecies.
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  1. An interbreeding, usually geographically isolated population of organisms differing from other populations of the same species in the frequency of hereditary traits. A race that has been given formal taxonomic recognition is known as a subspecies.
  2. Humans considered as a group.
  3. Any of several extensive human populations associated with broadly defined regions of the world and distinguished from one another on the basis of inheritable physical characteristics, traditionally conceived as including such traits as pigmentation, hair texture, and facial features. Because the number of genes responsible for such physical variations is tiny in comparison to the size of the human genome and because genetic variation among members of a traditionally recognized racial group is generally as great as between two such groups, most scientists now consider race to be primarily a social rather than a scientific concept.
Esp. among preliterate peoples, a group of persons, families, or clans believed to be descended from a common ancestor and forming a close community under a leader, or chief
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  1. Esp. among preliterate peoples, a group of persons, families, or clans believed to be descended from a common ancestor and forming a close community under a leader, or chief
  2. (Biology) A taxonomic category ranking below a family or subfamily and above a genus and usually containing several genera.
  3. A group of this kind having recognized ancestry
A group of persons related by descent or marriage:
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  1. A group of persons related by descent or marriage:
  2. (--- Biol.) A major category in the classification of animals, plants, etc., ranking above a genus and below an order: it can include one genus or many similar genera: the Latinized family names are capitalized but not italicized (Ex.: Felidae, cats)
  3. A group of individuals derived from a common stock:
A collection of varying but related items.
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  1. A collection of varying but related items.
  2. The act of assorting; separation into classes.
  3. An assorted, or miscellaneous, group or collection; variety
A size or style of printed or typewritten characters; a typeface:
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  1. A size or style of printed or typewritten characters; a typeface:
  2. An example or a model having the ideal features of a group or class; an embodiment:
  3. The type specimen, type species, or type genus, which serves as the basis for the name of a species, genus, or family.
A long narrow band distinguished, as by color or texture, from the surrounding material or surface.
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  1. A long narrow band distinguished, as by color or texture, from the surrounding material or surface.
  2. A strip of cloth or braid worn on a uniform to indicate rank, awards received, or length of service; a chevron.
  3. A distinctive type, kind, or sort
A kind or sort:
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  1. A kind or sort:
  2. Kind; sort; type
  3. Inborn character; innate disposition; inherent tendencies of a person
Temperament; kind:
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  1. Temperament; kind:
  2. Class; kind; sort
  3. (Anatomy) Either one of a pair of organs in the dorsal region of the vertebrate abdominal cavity, functioning to maintain proper water and electrolyte balance, regulate acid-base concentration, and filter the blood of metabolic wastes, which are then excreted as urine.
A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
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  1. A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
  2. The same. Used following a name to indicate that the one named resides in an area bearing the same name:
  3. Kind; sort; class
Essential quality; nature; kind or sort
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  1. Essential quality; nature; kind or sort
  2. A person or animal portrayed with a personality in comics or animation:
  3. The pattern of behavior or personality found in an individual or group; moral constitution
A kind or sort:
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  1. A kind or sort:
  2. A statement or an account describing something:
  3. The act, process, art, or technique of describing or picturing in words
A relative position, usually in a scale classifying persons or things; grade; degree
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  1. A relative position, usually in a scale classifying persons or things; grade; degree
  2. A body of people classed together; numbers:
  3. A relative position or degree of value in a graded group.
Any of the divisions in a school curriculum usually equal to one year; most systems in the U.S. include twelve grades after the kindergarten
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  1. Any of the divisions in a school curriculum usually equal to one year; most systems in the U.S. include twelve grades after the kindergarten
  2. A set of persons or things all falling in the same specified limits; a class.
  3. A grouping of organisms done purely on the basis of shared features and without regard to evolutionary relationships. Grades may include organisms that do not share a common ancestor, or may exclude some organisms having the same common ancestor as the other organisms in the grade. For this reason, many taxonomists do not accept grades as formal classifications. The class Reptilia (reptiles) is a grade since it includes dinosaurs but not birds, even though birds are descended from dinosaurs.
A basic logical type of philosophical conception in post-Kantian philosophy.
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  1. A basic logical type of philosophical conception in post-Kantian philosophy.
  2. (Mathematics) A class of objects, together with a class of morphisms between those objects, and an associative composition rule for those morphisms. Categories are used to study a wide variety of mathematical constructions in a similar way.
  3. A general class of ideas, terms, or things that mark divisions or coordinations within a conceptual scheme, especially:
The act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or attributes.
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  1. The act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or attributes.
  2. The systematic grouping of organisms according to the structural or evolutionary relationships among them. Organisms are normally classified by observed similarities in their body and cell structure or by evolutionary relationships based on the analysis of sequences of their DNA.
  3. Such a class or group
(Phonet.) The distinctive character of a vowel sound as determined by the resonance of the vocal cords and the shape of the air passage above the larynx when the sound is produced
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  1. (Phonet.) The distinctive character of a vowel sound as determined by the resonance of the vocal cords and the shape of the air passage above the larynx when the sound is produced
  2. A personal trait, especially a character trait:
  3. Basic nature; character; kind
The state or quality of being diverse or unlike and varied; diversity.
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  1. The state or quality of being diverse or unlike and varied; diversity.
Quality, state, fact, or instance of being diverse; difference
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  1. Quality, state, fact, or instance of being diverse; difference
  2. The composition of a group with respect to race, gender, etc.
  3. A variety or assortment:
  1. (Countable) A composition of diverse parts
  2. The quality or state of being heterogeneous.
  3. (Uncountable) Diversity
(Uncountable) The characteristic of being multifarious.
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  1. (Uncountable) The characteristic of being multifarious.
The quality of being multiform, or having many forms.
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  1. The quality of being multiform, or having many forms.
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  1. The state of being made of multiple diverse elements
  2. A large number:
  3. (Mathematics) the number of values for which a given condition holds
The state of being variegated
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  1. The state of being variegated
  2. (Botany) a variation in the colour of different zones of the same plant
  3. Diversity or variety in character or appearance; specif., varied coloration
The state or property of being various.
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  1. The state or property of being various.
(Chem., Mineralogy) The property of certain substances of crystallizing in two or more different forms or systems
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  1. (Chem., Mineralogy) The property of certain substances of crystallizing in two or more different forms or systems
  2. (Genetics) The presence of phenotypic variation within a single population
  3. The occurrence of more than one form, as several alleles of a particular gene or winged and wingless forms of the same species. In bees, the presence of queen, worker, and drone is an example of polymorphism. Differences between the sexes and between breeds of domesticated animals are not considered examples of polymorphism.
A collection of varying but related items.
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  1. A collection of varying but related items.
  2. The act of assorting; separation into classes.
  3. A collection of various kinds; a variety.
That which consists of many previously separate parts.
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  1. That which consists of many previously separate parts.
  2. An instance of conglomerating, a coming together of separate parts.
  3. A collection, mixture, or mass of miscellaneous things
(Figuratively) Any absurd medley.
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  1. (Figuratively) Any absurd medley.
  2. (Archaic) A hash made of meat scraps
  3. (Dated) A hash of various kinds of meats, a ragout.
A kind of stew
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  1. A kind of stew
  2. A mixture of dissimilar ingredients; a jumble.
  3. Any jumbled mixture; mess
A kind of thin, sugared cookie shaped like a ring
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  1. A kind of thin, sugared cookie shaped like a ring
  2. A confused or disordered mass:
  3. A confused mixture or heap
(Music) An arrangement made from a series of melodies, often from various sources.
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  1. (Music) An arrangement made from a series of melodies, often from various sources.
  2. A mixture of things not usually placed together; heterogeneous collection; hodgepodge
  3. An often jumbled assortment; a mixture:
Such a collection of writings, as in a book
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  1. Such a collection of writings, as in a book
  2. A publication containing various literary works.
  3. A collection of various items, parts, or ingredients, especially one composed of diverse literary works.
A hodgepodge; jumble
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  1. A hodgepodge; jumble
  2. A collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things
(Idiomatic) something tending to have both good and bad results or characteristics; something having a mixture of advantages and disadvantages
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  1. (Idiomatic) something tending to have both good and bad results or characteristics; something having a mixture of advantages and disadvantages
  2. By extension, a group of entities with few characteristics in common; an assortment.
  3. Any bag containing a mixture of something.
A yarn or fabric made of two or more different fibers, often of different colors
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  1. A yarn or fabric made of two or more different fibers, often of different colors
  2. A combination of ingredients, kinds, etc.
  3. A mixing or being mixed
A collection, or miscellany, as of musical numbers
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  1. A collection, or miscellany, as of musical numbers
  2. A collection of various artistic or literary works or musical pieces; a miscellany.
  3. A mixture or medley; a hodgepodge.
Anything formed of irregular, incongruous, odd, or miscellaneous parts; jumble
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  1. Anything formed of irregular, incongruous, odd, or miscellaneous parts; jumble
  2. Needlework consisting of varicolored patches of material sewn together, as in a quilt.
  3. Any kind of creation that utilizes many different aspects to create one, whole piece.
A combination of incongruous things:
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  1. A combination of incongruous things:
  2. A mixture of dried flower petals and spices used to scent the air.
  3. A mixture of dried flower petals with spices, kept as in a jar for its fragrance
A salad of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, and onions, often arranged in rows on lettuce and served with vinegar and oil.
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  1. A salad of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, and onions, often arranged in rows on lettuce and served with vinegar and oil.
  2. Hence, any mixture of various ingredients; an olio or medley; a potpourri; a miscellany.
  3. A mixture or assortment; a potpourri.
A container holding various wrapped or bagged articles that are sold unseen: the buyer draws one at random and pays a fixed price
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  1. A container holding various wrapped or bagged articles that are sold unseen: the buyer draws one at random and pays a fixed price
  2. A gift, purchase, etc. whose contents are concealed until after a selection is made
  3. (Slang) A miscellaneous collection:
A kind; a sort:
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  1. A kind; a sort:
  2. A kind; sort; type
  3. A group of organisms having common ancestors and certain distinguishable characteristics, especially a group within a species developed by artificial selection and maintained by controlled propagation.
A mold or impression taken of an object or of printing type
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  1. A mold or impression taken of an object or of printing type
  2. Outward form or look; appearance:
  3. The form in which something is made or constructed; arrangement:
A kind or sort:
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  1. A kind or sort:
  2. A statement or an account describing something:
  3. The act, process, art, or technique of describing or picturing in words
The same. Used following a name to indicate that the one named resides in an area bearing the same name:
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  1. The same. Used following a name to indicate that the one named resides in an area bearing the same name:
  2. Kind; sort; class
  3. A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
A doubtful or borderline member of a given category:
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  1. A doubtful or borderline member of a given category:
  2. The natural order or course of things; nature.
  3. A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
A number of associated people or things:
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  1. A number of associated people or things:
  2. A piece of land used for a given purpose:
  3. An individual of a particular kind or type:
A way or method in which something is done or happens; mode or fashion of procedure
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  1. A way or method in which something is done or happens; mode or fashion of procedure
  2. The prevailing customs, social conduct, and norms of a specific society, period, or group, especially as the subject of a literary work:
  3. Kind; sort:
A pattern, hollow form, or matrix for giving a certain shape to something in a plastic or molten state
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  1. A pattern, hollow form, or matrix for giving a certain shape to something in a plastic or molten state
  2. Any of various fungi that often form a fuzzy growth (called a mycelium ) on the surface of organic matter. Some molds cause food to spoil, but others are beneficial, such as those used to make certain cheeses and those from which antibiotics like penicillin are developed. The molds do not form a distinct phylogenetic grouping but belong to various phyla including the ascomycetes and the zygomycetes.
  3. Distinctive character or type:
A kind or sort:
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  1. A kind or sort:
  2. Inborn character; innate disposition; inherent tendencies of a person
  3. Kind; sort; type
A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
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  1. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
  2. (Biol.) A major category in the classification of animals, plants, etc., ranking above a family and below a class: it can include one family or many similar families: the Latinized order names are capitalized but not italicized (Ex.: Fabales, legumes)
  3. A sequence or arrangement of successive things:
A person; an individual:
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  1. A person; an individual:
  2. (Printing) Any of the kinds of characters in a font of type
  3. A group of persons or things of the same general character; a kind.
A group of organisms having many characteristics in common and ranking below a genus. Organisms that reproduce sexually and belong to the same species interbreed and produce fertile offspring. Species names are usually written lower case and in italics, as rex in Tyrannosaurus rex.
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  1. A group of organisms having many characteristics in common and ranking below a genus. Organisms that reproduce sexually and belong to the same species interbreed and produce fertile offspring. Species names are usually written lower case and in italics, as rex in Tyrannosaurus rex.
  2. (Roman Catholic Church) The outward appearance or form of the Eucharistic elements that is retained after their consecration.
  3. (Logic) A class of individuals or objects having certain distinguishing attributes in common, given a common name, and comprised with other similar classes in a more comprehensive grouping called a genus
Characteristic nature or quality:
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  1. Characteristic nature or quality:
  2. A small piece of paper, distinctively imprinted on the face and usually gummed on the back, issued by a government for a specified price and required to be affixed to a letter, parcel, document, commodity subject to duty, etc. as evidence that the prescribed fee, as for carrying mail, has been paid
  3. Character; kind; class; type
A strip of cloth or braid worn on a uniform to indicate rank, awards received, or length of service; a chevron.
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  1. A strip of cloth or braid worn on a uniform to indicate rank, awards received, or length of service; a chevron.
  2. A long narrow band distinguished, as by color or texture, from the surrounding material or surface.
  3. A distinctive type, kind, or sort
A person or thing having the features of a group or class:
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  1. A person or thing having the features of a group or class:
  2. An example or a model having the ideal features of a group or class; an embodiment:
  3. The type specimen, type species, or type genus, which serves as the basis for the name of a species, genus, or family.
A person's particular religion
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  1. A person's particular religion
  2. A party, faction, or group holding to a particular set of ideas or beliefs.
  3. (Informal) Kind, sort, sex, etc.
Something that differs from others of the same kind or from a standard, as a different spelling or pronunciation of a word.
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  1. Something that differs from others of the same kind or from a standard, as a different spelling or pronunciation of a word.
One of a series of forms based on a single theme.
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  1. One of a series of forms based on a single theme.
  2. (Biology) The existence within a species or other group of organisms of differences in form, function, or behavior, especially when hereditary.
  3. (Music) A form that is an altered version of a given theme, diverging from it by melodic ornamentation and by changes in harmony, rhythm, or key.
A particular form or variation of something, esp. as modified in a different art form
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  1. A particular form or variation of something, esp. as modified in a different art form
  2. An adaptation of a work of art or literature into another medium or style:
  3. A particular form or variation of an earlier or original type:
Find another word for variety. In this page you can discover 97 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for variety, like: diversity, change, diversification, difference, variance, medley, mixture, mélange, potpourri, miscellany and disparateness.