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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Diversity \Di*ver"si*ty\, n.; pl. Diversities. [F. diversit['e], L. diversitas, fr. diversus. See Diverse.] 1. A state of difference; dissimilitude; unlikeness. [1913 Webster] They will prove opposite; and not resting in a bare diversity, rise into a contrariety. --South. [1913 Webster] 2. Multiplicity of difference; multiformity; variety. "Diversity of sounds." --Shak. "Diversities of opinion." --Secker. [1913 Webster] 3. Variegation. "Bright diversities of day." --Pope. Syn: See Variety. [1913 Webster]