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 for assortment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Assortment \As*sort"ment\ (-ment), n. [Cf. F. assortiment.]
     1. Act of assorting, or distributing into sorts, kinds, or
        classes.
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     2. A collection or quantity of things distributed into kinds
        or sorts; a number of things assorted.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A collection containing a variety of sorts or kinds
        adapted to various wants, demands, or purposes; as, an
        assortment of goods.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  assortment
      n 1: 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" [syn:
           assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany,
           miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord,
           potpourri, motley]
      2: the act of distributing things into classes or categories of
         the same type [syn: categorization, categorisation,
         classification, compartmentalization,
         compartmentalisation, assortment]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "assortment":
     agglomeration, all sorts, allay, alleviate, appease, array,
     assemblage, assuage, batch, broad spectrum, calm, categorization,
     category, class, classification, collectanea, collection,
     conciliate, conglomerate, conglomeration, culling, ease, farrago,
     gallimaufry, gradation, group, grouping, hash, hodgepodge,
     hotchpot, hotchpotch, jumble, lighten, lot, magpie, mash, medley,
     melange, mess, mingle-mangle, miscellanea, miscellany, mishmash,
     mitigate, mix, mixed bag, mixture, mollify, oddments,
     odds and ends, olio, olla podrida, omnium-gatherum, pasticcio,
     pastiche, patchwork, placate, placement, potpourri, propitiate,
     ranking, relax, salad, salmagundi, sauce, scramble, screening,
     selection, set, sifting, slack, slacken, soothe, sorting,
     sorting out, stew, subordination, sundries, sweeten, taxonomy,
     triage, variety, what you will
  
  

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