- The definition of biodiversity refers to the amount of diversity between different plants, animals and other species in a given habitat at a particular time.
The different varieties and types of animals and plants that live in the ocean is an example of biodiversity.
biodiversity definition by Webster's New World
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diversity, or variety, in the living things in a particular area, region, etc. at a particular time
biodiversity definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- The number and variety of organisms found within a specified geographic region.
- The variability among living organisms on the earth, including the variability within and between species and within and between ecosystems.
biodiversity - Cultural Definition
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biodiversity - Science Definition
The number, variety, and genetic variation of different organisms found within a specified geographic region.