assortment-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: a varied collection of things, a mixture

Commentary: ASSORTMENT[+entity][+group][+collection][+varied] [+quantity][+aggregation]
NOTE: refers to things in the world.

Sally bought an assortment of Halloween candy at the grocery store.
There was an interesting assortment of people at the town meeting last night.
An assortment of clothes lay strewn across the floor of the bedroom.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the act of sorting things into categories

Commentary: ASSORTMENT[+action][+sorting][+classification]
NOTE: refers to the sorting of objects by an agent/actor.

John's assortment of people into winners and losers annoys Mary.
You need to do an assortment of the clothes into lights and darks and run them separately through the wash.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)