1. a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

- a great assortment of cars was on display

Similar word(s): miscellanea, miscellany, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety

Definition categories: group, accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

2. the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type

Similar word(s): categorization, classification, compartmentalization

Definition categories: act, grouping

Sentences with assortment as a noun:

- This box has an assortment of chocolates, there's a picture on the cover so you know which is which.