An assortment is a collection of things that aren't the same. An assortment of chocolates might have some that are filled with coconut, caramel, or nuts. Yum.

An assortment is a bunch different things all together whether they’re the same sort or not. An assortment of nuts is a bunch of different nuts, such as cashews, peanuts, and almonds. If you have books, candy bars, action figures, photos, and paper clips on your desk, you have an assortment of things. A store that sells a wide variety of products offers an assortment. If you love choices, assortments are for you.

Definitions of assortment

n the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type

categorisation, categorization, classification, compartmentalisation, compartmentalization
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the act of classifying and providing an index in order to make items easier to retrieve
classifying something again (usually in a new category)
the act of assigning (someone or something) to a particular class or category
the act or process or arranging persons into classes or social strata
practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
classification according to general type
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the activity of putting things together in groups

n a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

“a great assortment of cars was on display”
miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety
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grab bag
an assortment of miscellaneous items
witch's brew, witches' brew, witches' broth
a fearsome mixture
a variety of different things or activities
an assortment of things from which a choice can be made
farrago, gallimaufry, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag
a motley assortment of things
alphabet soup
a confusing assortment
an assortment of various samples
a range of frequencies between two limits
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accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
several things grouped together or considered as a whole

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