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di·ver·si·ty

 (dĭ-vûr′sĭ-tē, dī-)
n. pl. di·ver·si·ties
1.
a. The quality or condition of being diverse: a band known for the diversity of its music.
b. The condition of having or including people from different ethnicities and social backgrounds: diversity on campus.
2. A variety or assortment: a diversity of opinions.

diversity

(daɪˈvɜːsɪtɪ)
n
1. the state or quality of being different or varied
2. a point of difference
3. (Logic) logic the relation that holds between two entities when and only when they are not identical; the property of being numerically distinct

di•ver•si•ty

(dɪˈvɜr sɪ ti, daɪ-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness.
2. variety; multiformity.
3. a point of difference.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin]

Diversity

 a variety.
Examples: Diversity of Plants [book title by P. M. Synge]; of trees, 1382; of sounds, 1610.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diversity - noticeable heterogeneitydiversity - noticeable heterogeneity; "a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing"
heterogeneity, heterogeneousness - the quality of being diverse and not comparable in kind
biodiversity - the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole); "a high level of biodiversity is desirable"
2.diversity - the condition or result of being changeable
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"

diversity

noun
2. range, variety, sweep, scope, field, sphere, compass, assortment, medley, amplitude, ambit as great a diversity of genetic material as possible
Proverbs
"It takes all sorts to make a world"

diversity

noun
The quality of being made of many different elements, forms, kinds, or individuals:
Biology: polymorphism.
Translations
إخْتِلاف، تَنَوُّع
rozmanitost
mangfoldighedvariation
monimuotoisuus
diverzitetraznolikost
fjölbreytnifjölbreytni; úrval
rozmanitosť
çeşitlilikfarklılık

diversity

[daɪˈvɜːsɪtɪ] N [of opinions etc] → diversidad f

diversity

[daɪˈvɜːrsɪti] n [cultural, social, racial] → diversité f; [nature] → diversité f
a diversity of → une grande variété de
There's a diversity of opinion → Il y a une grande variété d'opinions.

diversity

nVielfalt f; diversity of opinionMeinungsvielfalt f; the diversity of her interestsdie Vielfältigkeit ihrer Interessen

diversity

[daɪˈvɜːsɪtɪ] nvarietà f inv, diversità f inv

diverse

(daiˈvəːs) adjective
different; of various kinds.
diˈversely adverb
diˈverseness noun
diˈversify (-fai) verb
to make or become varied or different.
diˈversity noun
variety.
References in classic literature ?
Few men exhibit greater diversity, or, if we may so express it, greater antithesis of character, than the native warrior of North America.
One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought.
With many variations, suggested by the nature of his building materials, diversity of climate, and a different mode of social life, Governor Bellingham had planned his new habitation after the residences of gentlemen of fair estate in his native land.
He made all manner of gestures while he spoke, as if in incidental imitation of some few of the great diversity of signals that he had never seen.
It was a strange collection, like Billy Bones's hoard for the diversity of coinage, but so much larger and so much more varied that I think I never had more pleasure than in sorting them.
This diversity of people and religion is the reason that the kingdom in different parts is under different forms of government, and that their laws and customs are extremely various.
Today we do more than celebrate America, we rededicate ourselves to the very idea of America, an idea born in revolution, and renewed through two centuries of challenge, an idea tempered by the knowledge that but for fate, we, the fortunate and the unfortunate, might have been each other; an idea ennobled by the faith that our nation can summon from its myriad diversity, the deepest measure of unity; an idea infused with the conviction that America's journey long, heroic journey must go forever upward.
That big dish that is smoking farther off," said Sancho, "seems to me to be an olla podrida, and out of the diversity of things in such ollas, I can't fail to light upon something tasty and good for me.
And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects.
If even the rule adopted should in practice justify the equality of its principle, still delinquencies in payments on the part of some of the States would result from a diversity of other causes -- the real deficiency of resources; the mismanagement of their finances; accidental disorders in the management of the government; and, in addition to the rest, the reluctance with which men commonly part with money for purposes that have outlived the exigencies which produced them, and interfere with the supply of immediate wants.
The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to a uniformity of interests.
This diversity of opinion, on a subject of which one would think none of us very well qualified to be judges, was owing to a circumstance of such every-day occurrence as almost to supersede the necessity of telling it, though the narrative would be rendered more complete by an explanation.

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