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Definition of "diversity" []

  • The fact or quality of being diverse; difference. (noun)
  • A point or respect in which things differ. (noun)
  • 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). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diversity" in a sentence
  • "When the multiculturalists use the word diversity they assume that immigrants will somehow maintain their traditional culture within the Western way of life and the Western value system, like an exotic exhibit of primitive carving in a smart new museum."
  • "The term diversity became popular in American culture during the 70s when the grandchildren of immigrants wanted to learn about their ethnic heritage."
  • "How can we define the term diversity for our library?"