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Borrowed from Middle French varieux, from Latin varius (manifold, diverse, various, parti-colored, variegated, also changing, changeable, fickle, etc.).

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  1. More than one (of an indeterminate set of things).
    Various books have been taken.
    There are various ways to fix the problem.
    You have broken various of the rules.

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various (not comparable)

  1. Having a broad range (of different elements).
    The reasons are various.
  2. (dated) That varies or differs from others; variant; different.
    a various reading of a Biblical text

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