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Diversity : dəˈvɚsəti

1 : The quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc.

  • The island has more diversity in plant life than other islands nearby.
  • Biological/genetic/linguistic diversity
  • There was some diversity of opinion about what should be done. [=people had different opinions about what should be done]

— usually singular

  • The area has a great diversity [=variety] of birds.
  • She has a wide diversity of interests. [=she has many different interests]

2 : The state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization

  • The city is known for its cultural/ethnic diversity.
  • The school aims for diversity in its student population.

— usually singular

  • There is a greater diversity in the city’s population now.