What is variety?

  • (noun): (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differe from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics.
    Example: "Varieties are frequently recognized in botany"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on variety:

Variety - Other Uses
... Variety, the Children's Charity, international charity to help children with special needs ...
Pinova
... company in Wenatchee, Washington holds the exclusive rights to grow, market and sell this variety in the United States ... Stemilt renamed the variety Piñata in 2004, combining two of the apple's given names ... These small family farmers have the right to market this variety as Pinova ...
Bastardo (grape) - History and Pedigree
... hybrid Alicante Ganzin to produce the Royalty variety ... Bastardo was crossed with the Georgian variety Saperavi to produce the Bastardo Magarachskii variety used in the Crimea ...
Nakai Conjecture
... states that if V is a complex algebraic variety, such that its ring of differential operators is generated by the derivations it contains, then V is a smooth variety ... A consequence would be the Zariski-Lipman conjecture, for a complex variety V with coordinate ring R if the derivations of R are a free module over R, then V is smooth ...
Regine Velasquez - Biography - 1986–1987: Debuts
... Fernandez, Velasquez guested on the GMA 7 Variety TV show, 'Penthouse Live', on February 16, 1986 ... Her first regularly televised performances were musical variety shows with ensemble casts, such as ABS-CBN's Triple Treat and the Sunday variety show Teen Pan Alley ...

More definitions of "variety":

  • (noun): A show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances.
    Synonyms: variety show
  • (noun): A difference that is usually pleasant.
    Example: "He goes to France for variety"
    Synonyms: change
  • (noun): A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality.
    Synonyms: kind, sort, form

Famous quotes containing the word variety:

    Gradually we come to admit that Shakespeare understands a greater extent and variety of human life than Dante; but that Dante understands deeper degrees of degradation and higher degrees of exaltation.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    The wonderful scope and variety of female loveliness, if too long suffered to sway us without decision, shall finally confound all power of selection. The confirmed bachelor is, in America, at least, quite as often the victim of a too profound appreciation of the infinite charmingness of woman, as made solitary for life by the legitimate empire of a cold and tasteless temperament.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    In different hours, a man represents each of several of his ancestors, as if there were seven or eight of us rolled up in each man’s skin,—seven or eight ancestors at least, and they constitute the variety of notes for that new piece of music which his life is.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)