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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.

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. House Democrats:

    At some point Republicans are going to have to find an equilibrium if they plan to compete, clearly there's no sign of that occurring in the immediate future. You want to go with older white men, the counterbalance to that is going to be millennials, females and diversity coming back with a vengeance.

  2. Lynn Dickinson:

    The Board of Trustees of the Vermont State College System (VSCS) approved a motion to support and adopt the Anti-Racism pledge proposed by the Student Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, as recommended by the Board's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, the pledge is voluntary for VSCS Board members, administrators, faculty, staff, and students, and asks our community members to foster safe, diverse, and inclusive campuses for all people who are part of, and interact with, the VSCS.

  3. Professor Johnson:

    Obviously we have to conserve based on the landscape at the minute, and it’s tempting to think that it has never been any different, but the genome is a powerful way of capturing diversity and looking back to see what it once was.

  4. Louisa Wall:

    Diversity in itself is good, anything that disrupts the homogeneity and the dominance of the White majority, or the colonizers, of this place.

  5. Kacie Kidd:

    Our goal was to understand the prevalence of gender-diverse identities among high school students in our Pittsburgh school district by asking what we considered to be, and what many scholars consider to be, a more inclusive question about gender identity, we came in suspecting that this two-step gender identity question would demonstrate a higher prevalence of gender diversity than in prior studies.

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