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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.
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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
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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]
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Diversity

 a variety.
Examples: Diversity of Plants [book title by P. M. Synge]; of trees, 1382; of sounds, 1610.
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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"
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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"
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diversity

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

diversity

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

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

[daɪˈvɜːsɪtɪ] nvarietà f inv, diversità f inv
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diverse

(daiˈvəːs) adjective
different; of various kinds.
diˈversely adverb
diˈverseness noun
diˈversify (-fai) verb
to make or become varied or different.
diˈversity noun
variety.
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References in classic literature ?
The diversity of temperaments was immense amongst those masters of the fine art.
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.
We see the Switzers last well, notwithstanding their diversity of religion, and of cantons.
When we reflect on the vast diversity of the plants and animals which have been cultivated, and which have varied during all ages under the most different climates and treatment, I think we are driven to conclude that this greater variability is simply due to our domestic productions having been raised under conditions of life not so uniform as, and somewhat different from, those to which the parent-species have been exposed under nature.
Then if there are any imperfections in the constitutions of states (and that many such exist the diversity of constitutions is alone sufficient to assure us), custom has without doubt materially smoothed their inconveniences, and has even managed to steer altogether clear of, or insensibly corrected a number which sagacity could not have provided against with equal effect; and, in fine, the defects are almost always more tolerable than the change necessary for their removal; in the same manner that highways which wind among mountains, by being much frequented, become gradually so smooth and commodious, that it is much better to follow them than to seek a straighter path by climbing over the tops of rocks and descending to the bottoms of precipices.
If I were a naturalist, I would tell him that, according to some illustrious men of science, nature has furnished us with instances upon the earth of animals existing under very varying conditions of life; that fish respire in a medium fatal to other animals; that amphibious creatures possess a double existence very difficult of explanation; that certain denizens of the seas maintain life at enormous depths, and there support a pressure equal to that of fifty or sixty atmospheres without being crushed; that several aquatic insects, insensible to temperature, are met with equally among boiling springs and in the frozen plains of the Polar Sea; in fine, that we cannot help recognizing in nature a diversity of means of operation oftentimes incomprehensible, but not the less real.
The left-hand scene presented the view of a very fine park, composed of very unequal ground, and agreeably varied with all the diversity that hills, lawns, wood, and water, laid out with admirable taste, but owing less to art than to nature, could give.
Few men exhibit greater diversity, or, if we may so express it, greater antithesis of character, than the native warrior of North America.
He was unpleasantly struck, too, by the excessive contempt for others that he observed in Speranski, and by the diversity of lines of argument he used to support his opinions.
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.
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.
This diversity of sentiment between a majority of the people, and the individuals who have the greatest credit in their councils, is exemplified in some of the States at the present moment, on the present question.

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