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 (dĭ-vûrs′, dī-, dī′vûrs′)
1. Differing one from another: Members of the same family can have very diverse personalities.
a. Made up of distinct characteristics, qualities, or elements: "Prague ... offers visitors a series of excursions into a rich and diverse past" (Olivier Bernier).
b. Relating to or containing people from different ethnicities and social backgrounds: a diverse workforce; a diverse curriculum.

[Middle English divers, from Old French divers, from Latin dīversus, past participle of dīvertere, to divert; see divert.]

di·verse′ly adv.
di·verse′ness n.
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Adv.1.diversely - in diverse ways; "the alternatives that are variously represented by the participants"; "the speakers treated the subject most diversely"
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(daiˈvəːs) adjective
different; of various kinds.
diˈversely adverb
diˈverseness noun
diˈversify (-fai) verb
to make or become varied or different.
diˈversity noun
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So that although the same tribute and tax, laid by consent or by imposing, be all one to the purse, yet it works diversely upon the courage.
An interesting innovation, diversely judged at the time and since, was Spenser's deliberate employment of rustic and archaic words, especially of the Northern dialect, which he introduced partly because of their appropriateness to the imaginary characters, partly for the sake of freshness of expression.
For our purposes, it is not important to determine what exactly is the sensational core in any case; it is only important to notice that there certainly is a sensational core, since habit, expectation and interpretation are diversely aroused on diverse occasions, and the diversity is clearly due to differences in what is presented to the senses.
Walker was one of those American ladies who, while residing abroad, make a point, in their own phrase, of studying European society, and she had on this occasion collected several specimens of her diversely born fellow mortals to serve, as it were, as textbooks.
Having joined an already experienced and diversely skilled board, he will help guide the company in its mission to provide access to safe, affordable mortgage financing in the US.
JLL head of residential research Adam Challis said the robust demand for London residential property continues to be globally driven, more diversely so than ever.
GCI operates Alaska's most extensive terrestrial/subsea fibre optic network, which connects not only Anchorage but also Fairbanks and Juneau/Southeast Alaska to the lower 48 states with a diversely routed, protected fibre network.
Nurses are a large and diversely skilled workforce.
The overall share of winnings was distributed a little more diversely yesterday, with Singapore and Canada joining the party alongside well-established rivals Romania to headline day three's proceedings.
New York, NY, January 11, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Leonardo da Vinci, whose genius, more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal, is viewed as perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.
The series presented 7 diversely themed concerts exploring not only western classical tradition, but also Arabic folk music from across the region, as well as North American contribution to the genre.This Friday's gala concert evening fittingly included Tchaikovsky's last chamber work "Souvenir de Florence", that engages both lyrical and virtuoso qualities of string players.