diversity

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French diversité, from Latin dīversitās

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /daɪ.ˈvɜː(ɹ)s.ɪ.ti/
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NounEdit

diversity (plural diversities)

  1. The quality of being diverse or different; difference or unlikeness.
    • c1386 Geoffrey Chaucer, The Man of Law's Tale 87:
      Ther was swich diversitee Bitwene hir bothe lawes.
  2. A variety; diverse types or examples.
    The flora of the island includes a great diversity of orchids.

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Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 18:25