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.
The IMF experts also suggested that successful strategies combine vertical diversification (in specific sectors) to create linkages in existing industries, and horizontal diversification (across sectors) beyond the comparative advantage, with an emphasis on exports and technology upgrading.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries enjoy high living standards today, and to continue to enjoy them tomorrow, the pursuit of diversification is key.
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.
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