Definition of biodiversity in English:


Line breaks: bio|diver¦sity
Pronunciation: /ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)dʌɪˈvəːsɪti


[mass noun]
  • The variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat, a high level of which is usually considered to be important and desirable.
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    • To discover the patterns of biodiversity, information on biodiversity has to be collected.
    • Will the water and soils and biodiversity cope with this level of forestry?
    • A description of one of the prime threats to wild plant biodiversity in the UK.

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