Definition of assort in English:
1 [no object] Genetics (Of genes or characters) become distributed among cells or progeny.
- The extent to which alleles assort randomly on chromosomes depends on the recombination rate, as well as on the demographic history of the species and on the selective pressures exercised on the genomic region.
- If these genes were to assort independently, eight susceptible plants should have been identified.
- Consequently, linked blocks of genes are inherited intact in the form of whole chromosomes from fathers, while loci on chromosomes from mothers assort randomly.
2 [with object] archaic Place in a group; classify: he would assort it with the fabulous dogs as a monstrous invention
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- All the transcribed interviews were assorted into thematic units, each corresponding to a set of data obtained from interviewees.
- The designer told her to go through all the magazines and tear out the projects and articles she was interested in, then she had to assort them into categories.
- The deposits here are assorted into several grades of gravel for building, paving, and ballast purposes.
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