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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: varius


var‧i‧ous S1 W1 [usually before noun]
1 if there are various things, there are several different types of that thing:
The jacket is available in various colours.
There are various ways to answer your question.
He decided to leave school for various reasons.

many and various

British English various and sundry American English many different types of something:
The reasons why teenage girls get pregnant are many and various.

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