"Assortment" is a very specific word, which is most often used in trade. In the article, we will just talk about its meaning and application.
In fact, this transliteration from the Frenchwords assortment. Similarly, the lexical meaning of the word "assortment" is taken from French. In Russian there are several words that have a similar meaning. For example, the words "set", "composition", "availability", "selection", "ratio" are options for translating into Russian, so to speak, assortment - the meaning of the word assortment in Russian.
Most often this word is used in the sphere oftrade, here he has some shades. For example, when a store with different departments, its range is meant, the meaning of the word will have all the available goods. More precisely, this value will reflect the same phrase with the prefix in the beginning - the group phrase. It will include various groups of goods: food products (which can also be divided into subsections), manufactured goods, household goods, etc.
If it is a product of one department, there ismind its range, the meaning of the word will be somewhat different. A variety of goods of the same group will be implied. A more precise meaning will be conveyed by the phrase "deployed assortment". I mean different types of homogeneous goods. For example, the phrase "assortment of sweets" implies all names of sweets that are available (or in stock).
Also this word is used in production. In economics, when it comes to the whole country (its range), the meaning of the word has even wider meaning. It is replaced by the phrase "gross domestic product". Then the whole volume of goods, services, works performed in the country is meant. This indicator characterizes the entire economy of the country in a generalized form.