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diverse

[dih-vurs, dahy-, dahy-vurs]
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adjective
  1. of a different kind, form, character, etc.; unlike: a wide range of diverse opinions.
  2. of various kinds or forms; multiform.
  3. including representatives from more than one social, cultural, or economic group, especially members of ethnic or religious minority groups: a diverse student body.
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Origin of diverse

1275–1325; Middle English < Latin dīversus (past participle of dīvertere “to divert”), equivalent to dī- di-2 + vert- (base of vertere “to turn”) + -tus past participle suffix
Related formsdi·verse·ly, adverbdi·verse·ness, nounun·di·verse, adjective
Can be confuseddiverge diversedivers diverse

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1. varied, manifold, divergent. 2. dissimilar, separate.

Synonym study

2. See various.
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Historical Examples

  • Much of man's energy is expended in trying to overcome the diverseness of nature.

    The Apple-Tree

    L. H. Bailey

  • Diverseness in unity is a source of her power as well as of her beauty.

    Essays sthetical

    George Calvert


British Dictionary definitions for diverseness

diverse

adjective
  1. having variety; assorted
  2. distinct in kind
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Derived Formsdiversely, adverbdiverseness, noun

Word Origin

C13: from Latin dīversus; see divers
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Word Origin and History for diverseness

diverse

adj.

c.1300, spelling variant of divers (q.v.), perhaps by analogy with converse, traverse, etc. In some cases directly from Latin diversus, and since c.1700 restricted to the meaning "different in character or quality." Related: Diversely.

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