diversification


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di·ver·si·fy

 (dĭ-vûr′sə-fī′, dī-)
v. di·ver·si·fied, di·ver·si·fy·ing, di·ver·si·fies
v.tr.
1.
a. To give variety to; vary: diversify a menu.
b. To extend (business activities) into disparate fields.
2. To distribute (investments) among different companies or securities in order to limit losses in the event of a fall in a particular market or industry.
v.intr.
To spread out activities or investments, especially in business.

[Middle English diversifien, from Old French diversifier, from Medieval Latin dīversificāre : Latin dīversus; see diverse + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

di·ver′si·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

diversification

(daɪˌvɜːsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. (Commerce) commerce the practice of varying products, operations, etc, in order to spread risk, expand, exploit spare capacity, etc
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in regional planning policies) the attempt to provide regions with an adequate variety of industries
3. the act of diversifying

di•ver•si•fi•ca•tion

(dɪˌvɜr sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, daɪ-)

n.
1. the act or process of diversifying; state of being diversified.
2. the practice of manufacturing a variety of products, investing in several kinds of securities, etc., esp. as protection in an economic slump.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diversification - the act of introducing variety (especially in investments or in the variety of goods and services offered); "my broker recommended a greater diversification of my investments"; "he limited his losses by diversification of his product line"
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
2.diversification - the condition of being varied; "that restaurant's menu lacks diversification; every day it is the same"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"

diversification

noun
The quality of being made of many different elements, forms, kinds, or individuals:
Biology: polymorphism.
Translations

diversification

[daɪˌvɜːsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Ndiversificación f

diversification

[daɪˌvɜːrsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] ndiversification f

diversification

n (= change, variety)Abwechslung f; (of business etc)Diversifikation f

diversification

[ˈdaɪˌvɜːsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] ndiversificazione f
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The truth of the principle, that the greatest amount of life can be supported by great diversification of structure, is seen under many natural circumstances.
By considering the nature of the plants or animals which have struggled successfully with the indigenes of any country, and have there become naturalised, we can gain some crude idea in what manner some of the natives would have had to be modified, in order to have gained an advantage over the other natives; and we may, I think, at least safely infer that diversification of structure, amounting to new generic differences, would have been profitable to them.
The advantage of diversification in the inhabitants of the same region is, in fact, the same as that of the physiological division of labour in the organs of the same individual body--a subject so well elucidated by Milne Edwards.
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Thus, economic diversification away from excessive dependence on a single dominant sector or a few typically natural resource-based commodities, including change toward increased complexity and increased quality of national economic output, is of value because it reduces the risks and vulnerabilities associated with a narrow economic base, and enhances the ability of a nation to produce high-quality items that other nations wish to buy.
The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF), jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), held a symposium on The Path to Economic Diversification in Kuwait and other GCC Countries on Monday May 16, 2016.
Kuwait can benefit from the experiments of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and Kuwait Investment Authority to diversify income, Sheikh Mohammad said during a symposium jointly held by the IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) on "The Path to Economic Diversification in Kuwait and other GCC Countries".
The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF), jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), held a symposium on "The Path to Economic Diversification in Kuwait and other GCC Countries" on Monday May 16, 2016.
Purpose: Since researchers from different streams have used varied methodologies, that are complex to measure a firm's level of corporate diversification, the primary purpose of this paper is to provide practicing managers a range of alternate measures of diversification that can be computed with ease, from data that are available in their day-to-day management information systems.
It is trivial that land use and land cover change induced either due to urbanization or otherwise will invariably lead to the diversification of land use and land covers.
There is little consensus on the corporate diversification-efficiency relationship in the diversification literature.

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