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:

Regine Velasquez - Biography - 1986–1987: Debuts
... recording artist, Pops Fernandez, Velasquez guested on the GMA 7 Variety TV show, 'Penthouse Live', on February 16, 1986 ... Lahi, " and "Urong Sulong." 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 ...
Bastardo (grape) - History and Pedigree
... 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 ...
Variety - Other Uses
... Variety, the Children's Charity, international charity to help children with special needs ...
Nakai Conjecture
... the 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... family farmers have the right to market this variety as Pinova ...

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:

    The indications are that swearing preceded the development of cursing. That is, expletives, maledictions, exclamations, and imprecations of the immediately explosive or vituperative kind preceded the speechmaking and later rituals involved in the deliberate apportioning of the fate of an enemy. Swearing of the former variety is from the lips only, but the latter is from the heart. Damn it! is not that same as Damn you!
    Ashley Montagu (b. 1905)

    True variety is in that plenitude of real and unexpected elements, in the branch charged with blue flowers thrusting itself, against all expectations, from the springtime hedge which seems already too full, while the purely formal imitation of variety ... is but void and uniformity, that is, that which is most opposed to variety....
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)

    If variety is capable of filling every hour of the married state with the highest joy, then might it be said that Lord and Lady Dellwyn were completely blessed, for every idea that had the power of raising pleasure in the bosom of the one, depressed that of the other with sorrow and affliction.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)