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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Diversity \Di*ver"si*ty\, noun; 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}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

diversity

noun

1: noticeable heterogeneity; "a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing" [syn: {diverseness}, {diversity}, {multifariousness}, {variety}]

2: the condition or result of being changeable


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