- Diversity is defined as the condition of having many different elements.
An example of diversity is a classroom full of children of different backgrounds.
- quality, state, fact, or instance of being diverse; difference
Origin: Middle English diversite ; from Old French diverseté
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noun pl. di·ver·si·ties
- a. The fact or quality of being diverse; difference.b. A point or respect in which things differ.
- Variety or multiformity: “Charles Darwin saw in the diversity of species the principles of evolution that operated to generate the species: variation, competition and selection” (Scientific American).