diverse

adjective
di·​verse | \ dī-ˈvərs How to pronounce diverse (audio) , də-ˈvərs, ˈdī-ˌvərs \

Definition of diverse

1 : differing from one another : unlike people with diverse interests
2 : composed of distinct or unlike elements or qualities a diverse population

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Other Words from diverse

diversely adverb
diverseness noun

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different, diverse, divergent, disparate, various mean unlike in kind or character. different may imply little more than separateness but it may also imply contrast or contrariness. different foods diverse implies both distinctness and marked contrast. such diverse interests as dancing and football divergent implies movement away from each other and unlikelihood of ultimate meeting or reconciliation. went on to pursue divergent careers disparate emphasizes incongruity or incompatibility. disparate notions of freedom various stresses the number of sorts or kinds. tried various methods

Examples of diverse in a Sentence

We can adapt to new problems in ways that other species cannot. It is this ability that enabled our ancestors to spread over the globe, displacing other hominids and many other species along the way. Our cultures and individual behaviors are so successfully diverse that humans are more like an entire ecosystem than a single species. — Barbara Oakley, Evil Genes, (2007) 2008 Since the methods and policies of the Spaniards on the edges of empire varied over time and place, and the indigenous tribes and peoples with whom they came into contact were almost endlessly diverse, Weber was faced with the daunting challenge of writing a book that was at the same time comprehensive and comprehensible. — J. H. Elliott, New York Review of Books, 23 Feb. 2006 The place is packed at both lunch and dinner. The crowd, always a diverse blend of athletes and fans, cops and criminals, showbiz and fashion, appears as heterogeneous as ever. — Eric Asimov, New York Times, 26 Mar. 2003 Many students, from campuses diverse as Bushwick High School in Brooklyn, New York, and Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, had classmates sign cards pledging to vote for "books, not bombs." — Liza Featherstone, Nation, 4/11 Aug. 2003 His message appealed to a diverse audience. a diverse group of subjects
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Recent Examples on the Web But the technology is largely unregulated, raising concerns about misuse and bias, which can arise when the datasets used to train algorithms aren't sufficiently diverse. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "Amazon and Microsoft stopped working with police on facial recognition. For others it's still big business," 3 July 2020 Crews were diverse with a variety of ethnic backgrounds, including European, Native American, and African. National Geographic, "Ahoy! It's the real pirates of the Caribbean—and the Carolinas," 2 July 2020 Point out ways your company (or police department) can be more diverse. Dave Murphy, SFChronicle.com, "In aftermath of George Floyd’s death, maybe Generation Z can help us heal," 26 June 2020 But that reputation—for being diverse, welcoming to migrants and refugees, politically purple—has lost its shine. Krithika Varagur, The New York Review of Books, "Pulling Down ‘the Wall of No’ on Police Reform in Minneapolis," 26 June 2020 There was no culture shock at Butler, even though his high school was more diverse. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, "Butler's Black basketball players navigate a white campus: 'You do stick out.'," 25 June 2020 Seamless payments as a fundamental building block of the emerging web will support a creative economy that's more diverse and less monopolistic than today's. Samir Patil, Fortune, "How a ‘creator economy’ could help writers and artists triumph over Facebook and Google," 25 June 2020 That group, the researchers found, was more diverse. Gregory Barber, Wired, "Shelter In Place Works—If You Can Afford to Stay Home," 19 June 2020 Attracting more minority students is critically important, Davis said, as the wine industry is not very diverse. The News Register, oregonlive, "Domaine Serene Winery donation boosts diversity in Linfield wine studies program," 18 June 2020

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First Known Use of diverse

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for diverse

Middle English divers, diverse, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French divers, from Latin diversus, from past participle of divertere — see divert

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The first known use of diverse was in the 14th century

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“Diverse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diverse. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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diverse

adjective
How to pronounce diverse (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of diverse

: different from each other
: made up of people or things that are different from each other

diverse

adjective
di·​verse | \ dī-ˈvərs How to pronounce diverse (audio) , də- \

Kids Definition of diverse

1 : different from each other : unlike She met people with diverse interests.
2 : made up of people or things that are different from each other Her speech was heard by a diverse audience.

diverse

adjective
di·​verse

Legal Definition of diverse

: differing from one another specifically : differing in citizenship from another party to an action a diverse defendant — see also diversity jurisdiction at jurisdiction — compare nondiverse

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