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Meaning of DIVERSITY

Pronunciation:  di'vursitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  noticeable heterogeneity; "a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing"
  2. [n]  the condition or result of being changed
 

DIVERSITY is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: diverseness, multifariousness, variety
 
 See Also: biodiversity, heterogeneity, heterogeneousness, variedness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di*ver"si*ty\, n.; pl. {Diversities}. [F.
diversit['e], L. diversitas, fr. diversus. See {Diverse}.]
1. A state of difference; dissimilitude; unlikeness.

         They will prove opposite; and not resting in a bare
         diversity, rise into a contrariety.   --South.

2. Multiplicity of difference; multiformity; variety.
   ``Diversity of sounds.'' --Shak. ``Diversities of
   opinion.'' --Secker.

3. Variegation. ``Bright diversities of day.'' --Pope.

Syn: See {Variety}.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The number and variety of species present in an area and their spatial distribution.
 
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