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
... artist, Pops 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 ...
Bastardo (grape) - History and Pedigree
... the rupestris 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
... In mathematics, 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 ...
Variety - Other Uses
... Variety, the Children's Charity, international charity to help children with special needs ...
Pinova
... 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 ...

More definitions of "variety":

  • (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
  • (noun): A show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances.
    Synonyms: variety show

Famous quotes containing the word variety:

    It has become a people’s war, and peoples of all sorts and races, of every degree of power and variety of fortune, are involved in its sweeping processes of change and settlement.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    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)

    Life is a series of diminishments. Each cessation of an activity either from choice or some other variety of infirmity is a death, a putting to final rest. Each loss, of friend or precious enemy, can be equated with the closing off of a room containing blocks of nerves ... and soon after the closing off the nerves atrophy and that part of oneself, in essence, drops away. The self is lightened, is held on earth by a gram less of mass and will.
    Coleman Dowell (1925–1985)