- distinguished by various forms or by a variety of objects: diversified activity.
- distributed among or producing several types; varied: diversified investments.
Origin of diversified
- to make diverse, as in form or character; give variety or diversity to; variegate.
- to invest in different types of (securities, industries, etc.).
- to produce different types of (manufactured products, crops, etc.).
- to invest in different types of industries, securities, etc.
- to add different types of manufactured products, crops, etc., especially to a business.
Origin of diversify
Examples from the Web for diversified
White, black, gay, straight, Christian, Jewish, Muslim: Preppies have diversified quickly.A 'True Prep' Primer
September 6, 2010
Woe unto the central banker who diversified in that direction too quickly.Roubini and Bremmer on Why We're Still Doomed
Nouriel Roubini, Ian Bremmer
May 24, 2010
The cuisine is rustic like the land, and its people and the flavors are intense, diversified and explosive.Fresh Picks
July 14, 2009
Production was stepped up and the design refined and diversified.The Lucky Dress
June 11, 2009
In scripture we are furnished with illustrations of this diversified operation.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
Her parting instructions to her uncles were many and diversified.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
The settlers of Australia are as diversified in their habits as in their origin.
Girls' pleasures are by no means so diversified as those of boys.A History of Nursery Rhymes
Percy B. Green
Each fortune was rather peculiar and diversified in details.Travels in the Far East
Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
- (tr) to create different forms of; variegate; vary
- (of an enterprise) to vary (products, operations, etc) in order to spread risk, expand, etc
- to distribute (investments) among several securities in order to spread risk
Word Origin and History for diversified
late 15c., from Old French diversifier (13c.) "to make diverse," from Medieval Latin diversificare, from Latin diversus (see diverse). Economic sense is from 1939. Related: Diversified; diversifying.