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Definitions for diversity
dɪˈvɜr sɪ ti, daɪ-di·ver·si·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diverseness, diversity, multifariousness, varietynoun

    noticeable heterogeneity

    "a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing"

  2. diversitynoun

    the condition or result of being changeable


  1. diversitynoun

    The quality of being diverse or different; difference or unlikeness.

  2. diversitynoun

    A variety; divers types or examples.

    The flora of the island includes a great diversity of orchids.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Diversitynoun

    Etymology: diversité, Fr. from diversitas, Latin.

    Then is there in this diversity no contrariety. Richard Hooker, b. v.

    They cannot be divided, but they will prove opposite; and not resting in a bare diversity, quickly rise into a contrariety. Robert South, Sermons.

    The diversity of ceremonies in this kind ought not to cause dissension in churches. Richard Hooker, b. iv. s. 13.

    The most common diversity of human constitutions arises from the solid parts, as to their different degrees of strength and tension. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    Society cannot subsist without a diversity of stations; and if God should grant every one a middle station, he would defeat the very scheme of happiness proposed in it. John Rogers.

    Considering any thing as existing, at any determined time and place, we compare it with itself existing at another time, and thereon form the ideas of identity and diversity. John Locke.

    A waving glow his bloomy beds display,
    Blushing in bright diversities of day. Alexander Pope, Epistle 4.


  1. diversity

    Diversity refers to the presence of a wide variety of traits, characteristics, or elements in any group, population, or system. This can refer to biological diversity (in species and ecosystems), cultural diversity (in societies and communities), diversity in the workplace (regarding race, gender, age, background, etc.), and more. The concept implies respect, acceptance, and recognition of differences and uniqueness among individuals or elements.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diversitynoun

    a state of difference; dissimilitude; unlikeness

  2. Diversitynoun

    multiplicity of difference; multiformity; variety

  3. Diversitynoun


Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diversity

    di-vėr′si-ti, n. state of being diverse: difference: unlikeness: variety.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'diversity' in Nouns Frequency: #2407

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diversity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diversity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of diversity in a Sentence

  1. General Kelly:

    I believe in respect, tolerance and diversity of opinion, i have never had a problem speaking truth to power, and I firmly believe that those in power deserve full candor and my honest assessment and recommendations.

  2. Ivan Bart:

    The body positive messaging and size diversity is something that’s relevant and something that continues to be on everybody’s mind, i want every man in America to say, ‘I can do that’ when they see Zach.

  3. President Joko Widodo:

    Violence motivated by anything, especially religion and belief, damages diversity.

  4. Jacinda Ardern:

    We represent diversity, kindness, compassion, a home for those who share our values. Refuge for those who need it.

  5. Maria Borges:

    I believe in the beauty of diversity.

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