diverse

[ dih-vurs, dahy-, dahy-vurs ]
/ dɪˈvɜrs, daɪ-, ˈdaɪ vɜrs /

adjective

of a different kind, form, character, etc.; unlike: a wide range of diverse opinions.
of various kinds or forms; multiform.
including representatives from more than one social, cultural, or economic group, especially members of ethnic or religious minority groups: a diverse student body.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM diverse

di·verse·ly, adverbdi·verse·ness, nounun·di·verse, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH diverse

diverge diversedivers diverse

synonym study for diverse

2. See various.
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British Dictionary definitions for diverse

diverse
/ (daɪˈvɜːs, ˈdaɪvɜːs) /

adjective

having variety; assorted
distinct in kind

Derived forms of diverse

diversely, adverbdiverseness, noun

Word Origin for diverse

C13: from Latin dīversus; see divers
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