[ dih-vur-suh-fahy, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈvɜr səˌfaɪ, daɪ- /
verb (used with object), di·ver·si·fied, di·ver·si·fy·ing.
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.).
verb (used without object), di·ver·si·fied, di·ver·si·fy·ing.
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
di·ver·si·fi·a·ble, adjectivedi·ver·si·fi·a·bil·i·ty, noundi·ver·si·fi·er, nouno·ver·di·ver·si·fy, verb, o·ver·di·ver·si·fied, o·ver·di·ver·si·fy·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for diversifiable
/ (daɪˈvɜːsɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(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
Derived Formsdiversifiable, adjectivediversifiability, noundiversifier, noun
Word Origin for diversify
C15: from Old French diversifier, from Medieval Latin dīversificāre, from Latin dīversus diverse + facere to make
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