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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: varius

various

adjective
     
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.
2

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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