[ dih-vur-suh-fahyd, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈvɜr səˌfaɪd, daɪ- /


distinguished by various forms or by a variety of objects: diversified activity.
distributed among or producing several types; varied: diversified investments.

Origin of diversified

First recorded in 1605–15; diversify + -ed2

Related forms

non·di·ver·si·fied, adjectivequa·si-di·ver·si·fied, adjectiveun·di·ver·si·fied, adjectivewell-di·ver·si·fied, adjective

Definition for diversified (2 of 2)


[ 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

1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French diversifier < Medieval Latin dīversificāre, equivalent to Latin dīvers(us) diverse + -ificāre -ify

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British Dictionary definitions for diversified


/ (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 Forms

diversifiable, 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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