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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diversity  \Di*ver"si*ty\,  n.;  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diversity 
  n  1:  noticeable  heterogeneity;  "a  diversity  of  possibilities"; 
  "the  range  and  variety  of  his  work  is  amazing"  [syn:  {diverseness}, 
  {multifariousness},  {variety}] 
  2:  the  condition  or  result  of  being  variable 




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