assorted

Definitions

  • An assortment of glass bottle seals in the Jamestown collection. Some of the wealthy planters had their initials (or other ornamental device) stamped on the shoulders of the wine bottles which they ordered from England
    An assortment of glass bottle seals in the Jamestown collection. Some of the wealthy planters had their initials (or other ornamental device) stamped on the shoulders of the wine bottles which they ordered from England
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj assorted consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds "an arrangement of assorted spring flowers","assorted sizes","miscellaneous accessories","a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music","a motley crew","sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards"
    • adj assorted of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity "assorted sizes","his disguises are many and various","various experiments have failed to disprove the theory","cited various reasons for his behavior"
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An assortment of carpenters’ tools unearthed at Jamestown. Most of them were used over three centuries ago An assortment of carpenters’ tools unearthed at Jamestown. Most of them were used over three centuries ago

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee as a medicine reached its highest and lowest point in the 1600's in England. Wild medical contraptions to administer a mixture of coffee and an assortment of heated butter, honey, and oil, became treatments for the sick. Soon tea replaced coffee as the national beverage.
    • a Assorted ăs*sôrt"ĕd Selected; culled.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During the average human life, you will consume 70 assorted bugs as well as 10 spiders whilst you sleep.
    • assorted Consisting of selected kinds; arranged in sorts or varieties.
    • assorted Matched; fitted; suited: as, a well-assorted pair.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In an average lifetime, a person will eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping.
    • p.adj Assorted classified, arranged in sorts
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. assortir—L. ad, to, sors, a lot.

Usage

In literature:

Sometimes a can fell short, so that all the gully edge was liberally decorated with a gay assortment of canners' labels.
"The Uphill Climb" by B. M. Bower
I inquired in amazement, of this strangely assorted pair, what they were trying to do.
"South African Memories" by Lady Sarah Wilson
So perfectly did they understand each other, this ill-assorted pair.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
The result was an assortment of grammatical facts to which he was incapable of giving life.
"The Altar Steps" by Compton MacKenzie
He eyed her assortment of brushes dubiously, selecting three from the draggled limp collection.
"Different Girls" by Various
A packet of less than half a hundred letters, and the rest was an assortment of parcels of all shapes and sizes.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
These rugs come in a large assortment of colors and sizes, and, when sufficient time is allowed, they can be made in special sizes.
"Furnishing the Home of Good Taste" by Lucy Abbot Throop
Nina and Austin are in the nursery telling bedtime stories and hearing assorted prayers.
"The Younger Set" by Robert W. Chambers
Brett had never previously met such a strangely assorted couple.
"The Stowmarket Mystery" by Louis Tracy
Assorting papers and so forth.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Robert also gathered for her an assortment of Dyak hats, belts, and arms, including Taung S'Ali's parang and a sumpitan.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
The Triple Alliance was plainly an ill-assorted combination.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
To-morrow she shall choose one gift from each person's assortment of offerings.
"The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware" by Annie Fellows Johnston
But by some freak of the "total depravity of things," the translated order for the assorted cargo was not there.
"The Man Without a Country and Other Tales" by Edward E. Hale
And so parted the ill-assorted husband and wife to meet no more.
"The Unseen Bridgegroom" by May Agnes Fleming
We left Astoria on the 1st of October, with a small assortment of merchandise.
"Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific" by Gabriel Franchere
Two well-assorted travellers use The highway, Eros and the Muse.
"May-Day and Other Pieces" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Did you never note how it has puzzled curates to read the ill-assorted names?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843" by Various
They are to be of assorted sizes.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
The two oddly-assorted couples passed through into the hall, and so up to the closely-guarded doors of the Club.
"The Chink in the Armour" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
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In poetry:

Extraordinary geraniums
crowded the front windows,
the floors glittered with
assorted linoleums.
"A Summer’s Dream" by Elizabeth Bishop
"Where now the blending signs of sect
Would puzzle their assorter,
The dry-shod Quaker kept the land,
The Baptist held the water.
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
He thinks he's won his Josephine,
But though the sky is now serene,
A frowning thunderbolt above
May end their ill-assorted love
Which now is all ablaze.
"HMS Pinafore: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

It's now Mac-compatible, and the system can measure an assortment of media, including transparent substrates.
Squish is a line of collapsible housewares products that brings color and style to an assortment of colanders and mixing bowls.
Covers' with interesting stamps or postal markings are an important part of any collector's assortment.
An assortment of different stock books.
The tea is served with assorted finger sandwiches, scones with Devon clotted cream and strawberry preserves .
Sucre offers gelato, pastries and assorted sweets.
And its basic components are a pistol belt, from which you can hang a variety of tools and carrying pouches, and a pair of heavy-duty suspenders to help hold the whole assortment up.
Assorted news and notes from Coach Randy Edsall's Sunday teleconference following Maryland's 19-14 win over Wake Forest.
The rather loose title of this show covers a wildly assorted gathering of works -- mostly small -- by a starry cast of artists from Goya to Picasso to Lucian Freud.
Limited-assortment retailers Save-A-Lot and Aldi position themselves as more than just discount chains.
Eventually, these conflicts, piled on top of loneliness, youthful angst and assorted man troubles, lead young Alma to the edge of a nervous breakdown.
A bountiful assortment of handicrafts awaits your perusal.
There are more than 3,000 wineries in the United States, offering an assortment of labels, vintages and varietals .
The new Model 975 is the company's latest offering, and it does indeed offer a good-looking assortment of performance options.
Washington Street Artists' Cooperative Holiday Art Bazaar , an all-member show in the Fire Hall Gallery in the Charles Town Visitors Center, will feature a wide assortment of works priced with holiday gift-giving in mind.
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In science:

For example, the two social networks (the Vancouver urban contact network and the Astro-Phys collaboration network) have higher degree assortativity than our random networks.
Evolving Clustered Random Networks
The former shows a structural disassortative behaviour while the latter shows a structural assortative behaviour, where high degree vertices tend to connect to high degree vertices.
Random planar graphs and the London street network
As an example of the application of the calculations in the previous section, consider vertex correlations or “assortativity” in acyclic networks .
Random graph models for directed acyclic networks
The network is said to be assortative with respect to x if edges tend to connect vertices with similar values of x, high with high and low with low.
Random graph models for directed acyclic networks
Assortativity can be quantified by calculating a standard Pearson correlation coefficient r over all pairs of values xi , xj on vertices i, j connected by an edge.
Random graph models for directed acyclic networks
Positive values of r indicate assortative networks, negative values disassortative ones.
Random graph models for directed acyclic networks
Conventional random graph models such as the configuration model show no assortativity with respect to any quantity x, but random acyclic graphs can have nonzero assortativity.
Random graph models for directed acyclic networks
An example is correlations between the degrees of adjacent vertices, or degree assortativity in the nomenclature of Section III E.
Random graph models for directed acyclic networks
Thus, event generator programs function as a sort of beacon, showing the way to finding new physics in a vast assortment of collider data.
Computational Tools for Supersymmetry Calculations
They showed that so-called assortative mixing random networks exhibit higher robustness than those without degree correlations [15, 16].
Cavity analysis on the robustness of random networks against targeted attacks: Influences of degree-degree correlations
Earlier studies showed that the percolation thresholds concerning random failures on sites and bonds increase as R increases for both models, implying that the assortiveness makes the network more robust against such failures.
Cavity analysis on the robustness of random networks against targeted attacks: Influences of degree-degree correlations
We finish the discussion with an assorted collection of enriching comments.
User-friendly tail bounds for sums of random matrices
Assortativity measures degree-degree correlations and degree-degree mutual information quantifies the predictability of neghbors’ degrees from the sole knowledge of the degree of a given node in relation to the available degree richness of the system.
Exploring the randomness of Directed Acyclic Networks
The Koch networks are power-law with the characteristic exponent γ in the range between 2 and 3, they are either assortative or disassortative.
Impact of degree heterogeneity on the behavior of trapping in Koch networks
However, real networks exhibit ubiquitous degree correlations among nodes, they are either assortative or disassortative29.
Impact of degree heterogeneity on the behavior of trapping in Koch networks
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