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bi·o·di·ver·si·ty

 (bī′ō-dĭ-vûr′sĭ-tē)
n.
1. The number and variety of species found within a specified geographic region.
2. The variability among living organisms on the earth, including the variability within and between species and within and between ecosystems.
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biodiversity

(ˌbaɪəʊdaɪˈvɜːsɪtɪ)
n
(Biology) the existence of a wide variety of plant and animal species in their natural environments, which is the aim of conservationists concerned about the destruction of rainforests and other habitats
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bi•o•di•ver•si•ty

(ˌbaɪ oʊ dɪˈvɜr sɪ ti, -daɪ-)
n.
diversity of plant and animal species in an environment.
[1985–90, Amer.]
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bi·o·di·ver·si·ty

(bī′ō-dĭ-vûr′sĭ-tē)
The number and variety of different organisms found within a specified geographic region.
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biodiversity

Variety of life forms.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biodiversity - the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole)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"
diverseness, diversity, multifariousness, variety - noticeable heterogeneity; "a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing"
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Translations

biodiversity

[ˌbaɪədaɪˈvɜːsɪtɪ] Nbiodiversidad f
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biodiversity

bio-diversity [ˌbaɪəʊdaɪˈvɜːrsɪti] nbiodiversité f
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biodiversity

[ˌbaɪəudaɪˈvɜːsɪtɪ] nbiodiversità
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A multi-sectoral initiative is forming to develop an online biodiversity monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to meet the Philippine targets for biodiversity conservation.
Products ranging from coffee to cotton rely on strong, functioning ecosystems and a minimal level of biodiversity. Without a healthy environment, forced migrations, conflicts over resources, and a range of other direct and indirect disruptions to global trade and commerce become more likely.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warned in a recent report that the biodiversity of food and agriculture in the Arab region is under serious danger.
The loss of biodiversity - stemming from the destruction of individual species, entire ecosystems, and even genetic resources - is not just an environmental issue; it is also a threat to global development, security, and economic prosperity.

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