What does biodiversity mean?

Definitions for biodiversityˌbaɪ oʊ dɪˈvɜr sɪ ti, -daɪ-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word biodiversity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. biodiversity(noun)

    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"


  1. biodiversity(Noun)

    the diversity (number and variety of species) of plant and animal life within a region


  1. Biodiversity

    Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life forms within a given species, ecosystem, biome, or planet. Terrestrial biodiversity tends to be highest at low latitudes near the equator, which seems to be the result of the warm climate and high primary productivity. Marine biodiversity tends to be highest along coasts in the Western Pacific, where sea surface temperature is highest and in mid-latitudinal band in all oceans. Biodiversity generally tends to cluster in hotspots, and has been increasing through time but will be likely to slow in the future. Rapid environmental changes typically cause mass extinctions. One estimate is that

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Biodiversity

    The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of biodiversity in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of biodiversity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andy Purvis:

    Until and unless we can bring biodiversity back up, we're playing ecological roulette.

  2. Brian Lainoff:

    Protecting the world's biodiversity in this manner is precisely the purpose of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

  3. Tapan Kumer Dey:

    The risk of damage to the biodiversity is high but we have yet to confirm any deaths of major animals including dolphins and crocodiles.

  4. Ruth Bradshaw:

    We're very concerned about the threat that this mine poses and the damage it will cause to landscape, biodiversity and recreational activities.

  5. Sterling Nesbitt:

    Even though the Amazon is one of the best places in the world for biodiversity, understanding its history is very difficult because there aren't many fossils.

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