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Numerous vs. Various

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Numerousadjective

Indefinitely large numerically, many.

Variousdeterminer

More than one (of an indeterminate set of things).

‘Various books have been taken.’; ‘There are various ways to fix the problem.’; ‘You have broken various of the rules.’;

Numerousadjective

Consisting of a great number of units or individual objects; being many; as, a numerous army; numerous objections.

‘Such and so numerous was their chivalry.’;

Variousadjective

Having a broad range (of different elements).

‘The reasons are various.’;

Numerousadjective

Consisting of poetic numbers; rhythmical; measured and counted; melodious; musical.

‘Such prompt eloquenceFlowed from their lips, in prose or numerous verse.’;

Variousadjective

(dated) That varies or differs from others; variant; different.

‘a various reading of a Biblical text’;

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Numerousadjective

amounting to a large indefinite number;

‘numerous times’; ‘the family was numerous’;

Variousadjective

Different; diverse; several; manifold; as, men of various names; various occupations; various colors.

‘So many and so various laws are given.’; ‘A wit as various, gay, grave, sage, or wild.’;

Variousadjective

Changeable; uncertain; inconstant; variable.

‘A man so various, that he seemed to beNot one, but all mankind's epitome.’; ‘The names of mixed modes . . . are very various.’;

Variousadjective

Variegated; diversified; not monotonous.

‘A happy rural seat of various view.’;

Variousadjective

of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity;

‘assorted sizes’; ‘his disguises are many and various’; ‘various experiments have failed to disprove the theory’; ‘cited various reasons for his behavior’;

Variousadjective

considered individually;

‘the respective club members’; ‘specialists in their several fields’; ‘the various reports all agreed’;

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Variousadjective

distinctly dissimilar or unlike;

‘diverse parts of the country’; ‘celebrities as diverse as Bob Hope and Bob Dylan’; ‘animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth’;

Variousadjective

having great diversity or variety;

‘his various achievements are impressive’; ‘his vast and versatile erudition’;

Variousadjective

different from one another; of different kinds or sorts

‘dresses of various colours’; ‘his grievances were many and various’;

Variousadjective

having or showing different properties or qualities

‘their environments are locally various’;

Variousdeterminer

more than one; individual and separate

‘various of her friends had called’; ‘various people arrived late’;

Variouspronoun

more than one; individual and separate

‘various of her friends had called’; ‘various people arrived late’;

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