Meaning of diversity in English:


Pronunciation /dʌɪˈvəːsɪti/ /dɪˈvəːsɪti/

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mass noun
  • 1The state of being diverse; variety.

    ‘there was considerable diversity in the style of the reports’
    • ‘A smaller pool of people can mean less diversity, less variety and less dynamism.’
    • ‘We are all part of a sustainable industry, rich in diversity, with a unique blend of assets.’
    • ‘The continental enlargement of the Union will deepen its pre-existing diversity.’
    • ‘We selected patients to achieve maximum diversity with respect to age and sex.’
    • ‘Canadians take great pride in the ethnic and cultural diversity of our population.’
    • ‘So in terms of sheer diversity, the aliens are vastly more important than the natives.’
    • ‘They hoped to use their time today to talk about ways of promoting cultural diversity and social inclusion.’
    • ‘Society needs to put a different value on caring, we still need to learn to celebrate diversity among women.’
    • ‘It lies in encouraging people to cherish diversity instead of fearing it.’
    • ‘The museum celebrates the rich cultural diversity of the Auckland region and its peoples.’
    • ‘Asexual populations thus maintain higher genetic diversity at each single locus but a lower number of different genotypes.’
    • ‘We also estimated the nucleotide diversity within each population and the genetic distances between the populations.’
    • ‘Management to increase the genetic diversity of the population should, therefore, be considered.’
    • ‘He says Auburn's " bigger problem " is achieving racial diversity on campus.’
    • ‘English was not the first language for 25 % of patients, reflecting the cultural diversity of the community.’
    • ‘The brief argued against the idea that racial diversity on a campus is linked to positive educational outcomes.’
    • ‘Organizers aim to demonstrate that species diversity even exists in the center of one the world's largest cities.’
    • ‘When the forest disappears, so too will Indonesia's rich biological diversity be effected and disappear forever.’
    • ‘Grazing promotes species diversity, which is desired.’
    • ‘The diversity at loci on triple-mutant chromosomes was compared with that on sensitive chromosomes.’
    1. 1.1in singular A range of different things.
      ‘newspapers were obliged to allow a diversity of views to be printed’
      • ‘A very striking difference is evident in the diversities of different colony-forms in cyclostomes and cheilostomes.’
      • ‘India is a land of the greatest diversities and infinite varieties.’
      • ‘I mean, how could travelling reveal to you the diversities of home?’
      • ‘For nobody can claim to represent all the diversities of the state.’
      • ‘Evidence of the vast diversities the party contained within itself were strewn across the country.’
      • ‘In other words, we frequently fail to parse the diversities within Diversity.’
      • ‘The genetic diversities of three nuclear genes, MC1R, TYR, and GPIP, were also investigated.’
      • ‘Smart teachers and principals have carefully constructed hybrid classrooms and schools that reflect the diversities of children.’
      • ‘The diversities of their colors, textures, and shapes offer gardeners a wonderful opportunity to be creative.’
      • ‘Human diversities are widely plural and their histories complex.’
      • ‘Marginal diversities are almost identical to partial contributions.’
      • ‘But that's why we have diversities of view and opinions.’
      • ‘People who reflect the wide diversity which exists in modern-day Scotland are needed for this vital work.’
      • ‘The continent's rich linguistic diversity has been poorly explored, developed, and sanctioned.’
      • ‘Elected officials represent a great diversity of cultures and interests.’
      • ‘Important contributions to the project will also come from volunteers passionate about Earth's diversity of life.’
      • ‘Now debate has virtually disappeared, and there isn't much diversity of opinion.’
      • ‘Second is the breaking up of media conglomerates, which stifles diversity of opinion.’
      • ‘Government media must enjoy editorial independence and be open to a diversity of viewpoints.’
      • ‘He strongly believes that a diversity of viewpoints will strengthen CalCPA, not weaken it.’
      variety, miscellany, assortment, mixture, mix, melange, range, array, medley, multiplicity
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  • 2The practice or quality of including or involving people from a range of different social and ethnic backgrounds and of different genders, sexual orientations, etc.

    ‘equality and diversity should be supported for their own sake’
    • ‘cultural diversity within his businesses helped generate his success’
    • ‘In a perfect world, diversity and inclusion would come naturally.’
    • ‘If you don't have diversity around that table you are missing a market; you're misunderstanding.’
    • ‘The first meeting about workforce diversity is next week.’
    • ‘Our commitment to inclusion, diversity, respect and equality extends to all of our customers and colleagues, and the communities we serve.’
    • ‘Plenty of studios talk about diversity, but the talk is cheap.’
    • ‘He reiterated the network's commitment to increasing diversity behind the camera.’
    • ‘There was not enough diversity in the faces the software was learning from.’
    • ‘Organizations address the issue by changing internal practices and establishing chief diversity officers to enable equal opportunities and to strive for greater inclusion.’
    • ‘Recognising the need to go beyond unconscious bias training, the company implemented a technology platform that reveals hidden language patterns in job ads that impact both the diversity and quality of applicants.’
    • ‘Although the city's fashion shows have become noticeably more inclusive than five years ago, progress has been slow, particularly when it comes to body diversity.’


Middle English from Old French diversite, from Latin diversitas, from diversus ‘diverse’, past participle of divertere ‘turn aside’ (see divert).