diversity

Definitions

  • The Diverse Uses of the Good Old Canteen 029
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n diversity the condition or result of being changeable
    • n diversity noticeable heterogeneity "a diversity of possibilities","the range and variety of his work is amazing"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It's a diverse world we live in. In the U.S., football, basketball and baseball are the three most watched sports on TV. In England, the top three most viewed are soccer, Formula One auto racing and boxing. In Russia, it's soccer, ice hockey and boxing. And in China, it's soccer, table tennis and swimming.
    • Diversity A state of difference; dissimilitude; unlikeness. "They will prove opposite; and not resting in a bare diversity , rise into a contrariety."
    • Diversity Multiplicity of difference; multiformity; variety. "Diversity of sounds.""Diversities of opinion."
    • Diversity Variegation. "Bright diversities of day."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sometime around 1050 some English boys looking for a diversion blew up an old cow bladder and began to kick it around. The new game would go on to be called soccer.
    • n diversity The fact of difference between two or more things or kinds; essential difference; variety; separateness: as, the diversity in unity of the true church; the diversity of objects in a landscape.
    • n diversity That in which two or more things differ; a difference; a distinction: as, diversities of opinion.
    • n diversity Variegation; diversification.
    • n diversity Synonyms Dissimilarity, etc. See difference.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Diversity di-vėr′si-ti state of being diverse: difference: unlikeness: variety.
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Quotations

  • Joseph Addison
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    “Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.”
  • John F. Kennedy
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    “If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.”
  • Malcolm S. Forbes
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    “Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.”
  • Robert F. Kennedy
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    “Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.”
  • George Bush
    George Bush
    “I take as my guide the hope of a saint: in crucial things, unity... in important things, diversity... in all things, generosity.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    “There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains. The most universal quality is diversity.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. diversité, L. diversitas, fr. diversus,. See Diverse

Usage

In literature:

There is nothing strange in all this diversity of result.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 59, September, 1862" by Various
May I ask, have you bestowed upon this diversity your completest high attention?
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
On few points, perhaps, has there existed a greater diversity of opinion than in regard to the age most proper for weaning.
"The Young Mother" by William A. Alcott
He was still busy with his self-imposed task when a diversion was created by the entrance of a new arrival.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
She stayed several weeks in Munich and must have furnished Mozart grateful diversion from his humiliation.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1" by Rupert Hughes
The surest preventive of it is employment, and diversity in employment.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
But herein there is much variety and diversity; therefore the subject is here mentioned only in a general way.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
It was amusing to observe the almost infinite diversity of products which loaded them.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
And the intelligent Nala also asked Rituparna's forgiveness, showing diverse reasons.
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Diversions of this kind wear out of our Thoughts every thing that is mean and little.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
These diverse interpretations require diverse signs.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
Scarcely less impressive than the universality of speech is its almost incredible diversity.
"Language" by Edward Sapir
This correlation of the student's program gives him an intimate sense of the unity in diversity of the whole range of science.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
Along therewith, the people begin to be localized; food increases in quantity and diversity, and gradually cannibalism disappears.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
Eric saw at once the chief difficulty of his calling, which lay in the liability of diversions becoming interruptions.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
And now, taking advantage of this new diversion, the horde of blacks leaped from their cover, and, uttering wild yells, charged forwards.
"Haviland's Chum" by Bertram Mitford
Again, can any diversion be made of it?
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
Yet these diverse human motives are related to, though not fully absorbed in, the omnipresent economic motive.
"American World Policies" by Walter E. Weyl
Such diversities are well known to exist in both spheres of thought.
"The Relations of Science and Religion" by Henry Calderwood
This was done by way of diversion, as he never sought publication for such productions.
"Makers and Romance of Alabama History" by B. F. Riley
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In poetry:

Her milder province is at home;
When your diversions have an end,
When over-toiled from play you come,
You'll find in her an in-doors friend.
"The Duty Of A Brother" by Charles Lamb
Our victors, with their battle arms,
Derided, jeered, and scorned our tears;
Required mirth, diversion's charms,
To thus allay their guilty fears.
"The Captives" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
Preferment, like a Game at bowles,
To feede our hope with diverse play
Heer quick it runnes, there soft it rowles:
The Betters make and shew the way.
"A Paralell Between Bowling And Preferment" by William Strode
Its care became my daily thought,
Who to the sweet diversion brought
A bit of florist skill
To guide its progress, till it caught
The meaning of my will.
"Revenge" by Hattie Howard
And all those names, that in their motion were
Full-welling fountain-heads of change,
Betwixt the slender shafts were blazon'd fair
In diverse raiment strange:
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Did you think to get in
At the back, while your friends
Made a little diversion
In front? So it ends,
With your sword clattering down
On the ground. 'Tis amends
"The Foreigner" by Amy Lowell

In news:

NY City, State comptrollers' audit targets MTA "diversions".
Civil rights leader and scholar Clarence B Jones is University of San Francisco's inaugural Diversity Scholar Visiting Professor.
A Ventura University has announced plans to honor a diverse pair of people at its commencement ceremonies this year, ranging from a civil rights leader , to a supermodel turned businesswoman.
He asked a question that comes often to me from readers living near diverse public schools.
Take a look at this interview with Walmart's "global chief diversity officer," Sharon Orlopp.
Sure, Oakland is a diverse city, but when it comes to socializing, most subcultures tend to balkanize — the heshers over here, the hip-hoppers over there, the burners somewhere in between.
Convenient and Close-Knit Yet Diverse.
Items for Diversions are published each Friday.
Quantity and diversity are not the enemy of the good.
Perishable-food shippers are warming up to the idea that public refrigerated warehouses and 3PLs are well equipped to handle their diverse temperature-controlled storage and transportation needs.
Diverse, Energetic And Smaller Than Expected.
Peter Falk (aka Columbo ), Sammy Davis Jr, Helen Keller, Joseph Pulitzer, Jay Vanderbilt: That's a diverse bunch that share a common trait.
Niki's breadth of experience brings key operational leadership, as Commune 's forty-six hotel portfolio is poised to become increasingly influential and one of the more diverse lifestyle brands in the hospitality industry.
Instrumental soul group offers diverse collection of grooves.
Little known about world's diversity.
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In science:

It has long been recognized in diverse areas of mathematics that in many important cases such quotient spaces X/E cannot be viewed as reasonable subsets of Polish spaces and therefore the usual methods of topology, geometry, measure theory, etc., are not directly applicable for their study.
Brownian local minima, random dense countable sets and random equivalence classes
To first order evolution should not be a concern because the diversity of the environments in which local SNe Ia occur is much larger than the mean difference in environment between the high and low redshift samples.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
Since all measured dependencies of SN Ia properties on local environment disappear after stretch correction, and because of the diversity of environments in which local SNe Ia occur, concerns about evolution can be usefully restricted to mechanisms that affect the width-luminosity relationship.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
Throughout these we have learned that, although the basic picture of CO is rather classical and essentially known from the early days, the physics therein is rich and diverse.
Theoretical Aspects of Charge Ordering in Molecular Conductors
The main reason for such diversity is the variety in the geometry of lattice structures of the materials where it is realized.
Theoretical Aspects of Charge Ordering in Molecular Conductors
As was mentioned in § 1, we emphasize that such diversity of lattice structures here is one of the important characteristics producing the rich variety of properties in molecular conductors.
Theoretical Aspects of Charge Ordering in Molecular Conductors
Bedau-Packard (Bedau et al., 1998) statistics use diversity as one of the key indicators of open-ended evolution.
The influence of parsimony and randomness on complexity growth in Tierra
While a great deal of insight into the structure of two-particle entanglement has been gained, it has become equally clear that the complexity and diversity of multi-particle entanglement grows exponentially with the number of particles.
Efficient Generation of Generic Entanglement
Rather, we choose this model because it is known to display a diversity of extreme liquid behavior within a single system (Fig. 1).
Fractional Stokes-Einstein and Debye-Stokes-Einstein relations in a network forming liquid
Because of the extreme diversity in the gas and stellar contents of quasar host galaxies, the amount of scientific information that can be extracted from our images and spectra is variable from ob ject to ob ject.
On-axis spectroscopy of the host galaxies of 20 optically luminous quasars at z~0.3
Kansal, A. R., Torquato, S. & Stillinger, F. H. Diversity of order and densities in jammed hard-particle packings.
Glass transition and random packing in the hard sphere system
The characterization of the temporal properties is complicated by the remarkable morphological diversity of GRBs light curves and the presence of long emission gaps in a significant fraction of them.
Statistical analysis of BATSE gamma-ray bursts: Self-similarity and the Amati-relation
In Section 7 we take a short diversion to explain how our results can generalize to the class of “inductively definable” groups.
Groups, measures, and the NIP
In general, the quantity of information encoded by the dynamical modularity of ancient cities exceeds that in the modern or redeveloped ones since a number of correlated clusters of diverse sizes could appear in the graphs with a less regular structure.
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
The triggering between different information states displayed on Fig. 12 corresponds to the merging of diverse correlated clusters into the bigger correlated modules.
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
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