Definition of diversity in English:


Syllabification: di·ver·si·ty
Pronunciation: /diˈvərsitē, dī-

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).

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