[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.
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diversity, divergence, diversification, disagreement, discrepancy, divergency, disparity, separation, distinction, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, contrast, divarication, variegation, assortment, heterogeneity, discrepance, incomparability
- divergent plate boundary,
- divergent strabismus,
- divergent thinking,
- diverging lens,
- diversified farming,
Origin of diverse
2. See various.
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Examples from the Web for diverseness
having variety; assorted
distinct in kind
Word Origin for diverse
C13: from Latin dīversus; see divers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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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