• WordNet 3.6
    • v diversify vary in order to spread risk or to expand "The company diversified"
    • v diversify spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate "The plants on this island diversified"
    • v diversify make (more) diverse "diversify a course of study"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Diversify To make diverse or various in form or quality; to give variety to; to variegate; to distinguish by numerous differences or aspects. "Separated and diversified on from another.""Its seven colors, that diversify all the face of nature."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • diversify To make diverse or various in form or qualities; give variety or diversity to: as, to diversify the colors of a fabric; mountains, plains, trees, and lakes diversify the landscape; to diversify labor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Diversify di-vėr′si-fī to make diverse or different: to give variety to
    • pr.p Diversify diver′sifying; pa.p. diver′sified
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  • John Donne
    “Pleasure is none, if not diversified.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. diversifier, LL. diversificare, fr. L. diversus, diverse + ficare,in comp.), akin to facere, to make. See Diverse


In literature:

As one approaches Suneassa the ravines become wooded, and the aspect of country more diversified.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Diversified farming is growing in favor among the farmers.
"A Review of the Resources and Industries of the State of Washington, 1909" by Ithamar Howell
They are diversifying their labor more and more.
"The American Missionary - Vol. 44, No. 3, March, 1890" by Various
The islands appeared quite charming, being agreeably diversified with beautiful hills and intermediate vallies.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 11" by Robert Kerr
Suppose protection had come to my native county to further diversify industries.
"American Eloquence, Volume IV. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
The women, as in all primitive life, have had more diversified activities than the men.
"Democracy and Social Ethics" by Jane Addams
This class is infinitely diversified, but will aptly enough fall into principal divisions.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Have they diversified the scene by the least variety, or produced the face of a single new villany?
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Another great want consists in the means of procuring food, which has diversified the forms of all species of animals.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
Under these green grass is diversified by neatly-kept walks.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
The eye wanders over the diversified views with unabated pleasure, and rests in calm repose upon its superlative beauty.
"Three Years in Europe" by William Wells Brown
Gravity is the air of all; but, diversified in all.
"The Piazza Tales" by Herman Melville
Inland are bare moors, diversified by narrow dales.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
The surface is diversified by hill and dale, but nowhere rises to a greater height than 1500 feet.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
They are diversified with rectangular squares.
"Shakespeare's England" by William Winter
That portion of the country which comprises the Orange River Free State is diversified by vast undulating plains.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
The vegetable fibres are extremely numerous and of very diversified characteristics.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
The last mile of cliff, as you approach Bridlington is diversified by a pale chalky stratum, about four feet thick along the top.
"A Month in Yorkshire" by Walter White
The entire area, known to the early settlers of New York State as the North Woods, is rugged and most pleasingly diversified.
"North America" by Israel C. Russell
Some very picturesque and diversified inlets run into the land.
"Travels in the Interior of North America, Part I, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843)" by Alexander Philipp Maximilian, Prince of Wied

In news:

Dell, which has been trying to diversify its business to be less dependent on PC sales, reported a 11% y-o-y drop in net revenues for Q3 as revenues came in at $1.37 billion.
Robert Moore McCown had a diversified ministry during his more than 40 years as a priest that included serving as chaplain to the Catholic community at Southern Methodist University.
Cruz, 44, of St Paul worked for Diversified Maintenance Systems for almost three years, cleaning Target stores around the metro area.
A western New York company demonstrates how cooperation between customer, dealer and manufacturer can lead to diversified products and increased business.
News has identified exchange-traded funds best suited for long-term investors seeking low-cost, diversified portfolios.
New Ulm Telecom, Inc announced recently that Hector Communications Corporation, a diversified telecommunications company, and its three owners/shareholders: Arvig Enterprises, Inc, Blue Earth Valley.
Officials from the company, Highland Diversified of London announced they were going to be downsizing by around 100 jobs by September 1st.
This shift has positive implications for Africa and would help to reinforce the continent 's own aspirations to increase its participation in the global economy based on a diversified product base.
Considering diversifying your revenue stream through government contracting .
Founded in 1969, American Vanguard is a diversified specialty and agricultural products company that develops and markets crop protection, turf and ornamental products and public health insecticides.
Tucson News NowPhoenix File & Pagidipati PLLC Diversifies, Hires Senior Litigation Counsel .
MLive readers critique Saginaw's attempts to diversify public safety.
In today's tumultuous media environment, there comes a time when free-agent scribes such as myself are wise to diversify.
Six double- digit scorers give the Jazz a diversified attack.
Six double-digit scorers give the Jazz a diversified attack.

In science:

This first look at the Spitzer First Look Survey does not show the IRAC photometry “diversifying” the luminous galaxy population beyond what is seen in the visual.
Anomalously low PAH emission from low-luminosity galaxies
Hedging or diversifying are almost universal actions in the presence of uncertainty, instrumental not only in communications but also in other fields as disparate as economics or biology.
Transmit Diversity v. Spatial Multiplexing in Modern MIMO Systems
The law of large numbers is the real reason for diversifying your investments.
Can Random Coin Flips Speed Up a Computer?
There are several ways to diversify genetic information.
Spatio-temporal Dynamics in the Origin of Genetic Information
At the same time, we need to diversify our resources and the types of digital artifacts that are embedded in them.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
Turning to the heavier stop, case B, we have attempted to diversify the phenomenology by choosing combinations of m0 and m1/2 at their maximum and minimum values discussed in Sec.
Supercollider Signatures of Supergravity Models with Yukawa Unification
To diversify my examples, I would like to have as the third case a more complicated and a much less famous function.
How to Create a New Integer Sequence
Agrawal et al. present a systematic approach to diversify results that aims to minimize the risk of dissatisfaction of the web search engine users.
Efficient Diversification of Web Search Results
In particular, they diversify a document ranking by estimating how well a given document satisfies each uncovered aspect and the extent to which different aspects are satisfied by the ranking as a whole.
Efficient Diversification of Web Search Results
The QL Diversify(k) Problem In a recent paper, Agrawal et al. defined the Diversify(k) problem, a covering-like problem aimed to include the maximum number of possible “categories” into the list of k results that are returned in response to a user’s query.
Efficient Diversification of Web Search Results
Diversify(k): Given query q , a set of documents Rq , a probability distribution of categories for the query P (c|q), the quality values of the documents V (d|q , c), ∀d ∈ D and an integer k .
Efficient Diversification of Web Search Results
Sq We call this problem QL Diversify(k) to differentiate it from the original Agrawal et al. formulation . 3.1.2 The xQuAD Diversify(k) Problem In , Santos et al. propose a probabilistic framework called xQuAD.
Efficient Diversification of Web Search Results
In the following discussion, IASelect is the greedy algorithm used to approximate QL Diversify(k), xQuAD refers to the greedy algorithm used to approximate xQuAD Diversify(k), and eventually OptSelect is our algorithm solving the MaxUtility Diversify(k) problem.
Efficient Diversification of Web Search Results
As shown by Agrawal et al. the Diversify(k) problem, and thus also the QL Diversify(k) problem, is NP-Hard.
Efficient Diversification of Web Search Results
While QL Diversify(k) aims to maximize the probability of covering useful categories, the MaxUtility Diversify(k) aims to maximize directly the overall utility.
Efficient Diversification of Web Search Results