1. [syn: diverseness, diversity, multifariousness, variety]
2. the condition or result of being changeable;
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.
They will prove opposite; and not resting in a bare
diversity, rise into a contrariety. --South.
2. Multiplicity of difference; multiformity; variety.
"Diversity of sounds." --Shak. "Diversities of opinion."
3. Variegation. "Bright diversities of day." --Pope.
Syn: See Variety.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: noticeable heterogeneity; "a diversity of possibilities";
"the range and variety of his work is amazing" [syn:
diverseness, diversity, multifariousness, variety]
2: the condition or result of being changeable
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
174 Moby Thesaurus words for "diversity":
Proteus, about-face, accommodation, adaptation, adjustment,
agreement to disagree, alienation, allotropism, allotropy,
alteration, amelioration, antagonism, apostasy, argumentation,
bad copy, bad likeness, betterment, break, camouflage, change,
change of heart, changeableness, clashing, conflict,
constructive change, continuity, contradiction, contrariety,
contrast, controversy, conversion, counter-culture, defection,
degeneration, degenerative change, departure, deterioration,
deviation, difference, disaccord, disaccordance, disagreement,
disapprobation, disapproval, disconformity, discongruity,
discontinuity, discord, discordance, discordancy, discrepancy,
discreteness, disguise, disharmony, disparity, dissatisfaction,
dissemblance, dissension, dissent, dissentience, dissidence,
dissimilarity, dissimilation, dissimilitude, dissonance,
distinction, distinctiveness, distinctness, disunion, disunity,
divergence, divergency, diversification, diversion, dropping out,
extent, faction, far cry, fitting, flip-flop, gradual change,
her infinite variety, heterogeneity, heteromorphism, improvement,
inaccordance, incommensurability, incomparability, incompatibility,
incongruity, inconsistency, inconsonance, individuality,
inequality, inharmoniousness, inharmony, irreconcilability,
jarring, makeup, manifoldness, melioration, mere caricature,
minority opinion, mitigation, mixture, modification, modulation,
multifariousness, multiformity, multiplicity, negation,
nonagreement, nonassent, nonconcurrence, nonconformity, nonconsent,
nonuniformity, odds, omnifariousness, omniformity, opposition,
oppugnancy, otherness, overthrow, polymorphism, poor imitation,
qualification, radical change, range, re-creation, realignment,
recusance, recusancy, redesign, reform, reformation, rejection,
remaking, renewal, repudiation, repugnance, reshaping,
restructuring, reversal, revival, revivification, revolution,
secession, separateness, shapeshifter, shift, sudden change,
switch, total change, transition, turn, turnabout, unconformity,
underground, unharmoniousness, unlikeness, unorthodoxy,
unresemblance, unsameness, unsimilarity, upheaval, variance,
variation, variegation, variety, variousness, violent change,