[dih-vurs, dahy-, dahy-vurs]
- 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
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1. varied, manifold, divergent. 2. dissimilar, separate.
2. See various.
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Examples from the Web for diverseness
- having variety; assorted
- distinct in kind
C13: from Latin dīversus; see divers
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Word Origin and History for diverseness
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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