Definition of diversity in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈvərsədē/
Pronunciation: /dīˈvərsədē/

noun (plural diversities)

1The state of being diverse; variety: there was considerable diversity in the style of the reports
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  • A smaller pool of people can mean less diversity, less variety and less dynamism.
  • We are all part of a sustainable industry, rich in diversity, with a unique blend of assets.
  • The continental enlargement of the Union will deepen its pre-existing diversity.
1.1 [usually in singular] A range of different things: newspapers were obliged to allow a diversity of views to be printed
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  • A very striking difference is evident in the diversities of different colony-forms in cyclostomes and cheilostomes.
  • India is a land of the greatest diversities and infinite varieties.
  • I mean, how could travelling reveal to you the diversities of home?


Middle English: from Old French diversite, from Latin diversitas, from diversus 'diverse', past participle of divertere 'turn aside' (see divert).

Words that rhyme with diversity

adversity, biodiversity, perversity, university

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Syllabification: di·ver·si·ty

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