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Variability vs. Variety

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Variabilitynoun

The state or characteristic of being variable.

Varietynoun

The quality of being varied; diversity.

‘Variety is the spice of life.’;

Variabilitynoun

The degree to which a thing is variable. In data or statistics this is often a measurement of distance from the mean or a description of data range.

Varietynoun

A specific variation of something.

Variabilitynoun

The quality or state of being variable; variableness.

Varietynoun

A number of different things.

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Variabilitynoun

The power possessed by living organisms, both animal and vegetable, of adapting themselves to modifications or changes in their environment, thus possibly giving rise to ultimate variation of structure or function.

Varietynoun

A state of constant change.

Variabilitynoun

the quality of being subject to variation

Varietynoun

(taxonomy) A rank in a taxonomic classification, below species and subspecies.

Variabilitynoun

a quality of variability and lack of uniformity

Varietynoun

(cybernetics) The total number of distinct states of a system.

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Variabilitynoun

lack of consistency or fixed pattern; liability to vary or change

‘seasonal variability in water levels’; ‘a great deal of variability in quality’; ‘our results showed substantial variabilities in laboratory practices’;

Varietynoun

(cybernetics) Logarithm of the base 2 of the total number of distinct states of a system.

Varietynoun

(linguistics) A term used for a specific form of a language, neutral to whether that form is a dialect, accent, register, etc. and to its prestige level.

Varietynoun

The class of all algebraic structures of a given signature satisfying a given set of identities.

Varietynoun

The kind of theatrical entertainment given in variety shows.

Varietynoun

The production of, or performance in, variety shows.

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Varietynoun

The quality or state of being various; intermixture or succession of different things; diversity; multifariousness.

‘Variety is nothing else but a continued novelty.’; ‘The variety of colors depends upon the composition of light.’; ‘For earth hath this variety from heaven.’; ‘There is a variety in the tempers of good men.’;

Varietynoun

That which is various.

Varietynoun

A number or collection of different things; a varied assortment; as, a variety of cottons and silks.

‘He . . . wants more time to do that variety of good which his soul thirsts after.’;

Varietynoun

Such entertainment as in given in variety shows; the production of, or performance in, variety shows.

‘All sorts are here that all the earth yields!Variety without end.’; ‘But see in all corporeal nature's scene,What changes, what diversities, have been!’;

Varietynoun

Something varying or differing from others of the same general kind; one of a number of things that are akin; a sort; as, varieties of wood, land, rocks, etc.

Varietynoun

An individual, or group of individuals, of a species differing from the rest in some one or more of the characteristics typical of the species, and capable either of perpetuating itself for a period, or of being perpetuated by artificial means; hence, a subdivision, or peculiar form, of a species.

Varietynoun

In inorganic nature, one of those forms in which a species may occur, which differ in minor characteristics of structure, color, purity of composition, etc.

Varietynoun

a collection containing a variety of sorts of things;

‘a great assortment of cars was on display’; ‘he had a variety of disorders’; ‘a veritable smorgasbord of religions’;

Varietynoun

noticeable heterogeneity;

‘a diversity of possibilities’; ‘the range and variety of his work is amazing’;

Varietynoun

(biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differe from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics;

‘varieties are frequently recognized in botany’;

Varietynoun

a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances

Varietynoun

a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality;

‘sculpture is a form of art’; ‘what kinds of desserts are there?’;

Varietynoun

a difference that is usually pleasant;

‘he goes to France for variety’; ‘it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic’;

Varietynoun

the quality or state of being different or diverse; the absence of uniformity or monotony

‘it's the variety that makes my job so enjoyable’;

Varietynoun

a number or range of things of the same general class that are distinct in character or quality

‘the centre offers a variety of leisure activities’;

Varietynoun

a thing which differs in some way from others of the same general class or sort; a type

‘fifty varieties of fresh and frozen pasta’;

Varietynoun

a form of television or theatre entertainment consisting of a series of different types of act, such as singing, dancing, and comedy

‘a variety show’;

Varietynoun

a taxonomic category that ranks below subspecies (where present) or species, its members differing from others of the same subspecies or species in minor but permanent or heritable characteristics. Varieties are more often recognized in botany, in which they are designated in the style Apium graveolens (var. dulce).

Varietynoun

a cultivated form of a plant.

Varietynoun

a plant or animal which varies in some trivial respect from its immediate parent or type.

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