di·​ver·​si·​fied də-ˈvər-sə-ˌfīd How to pronounce diversified (audio)
: composed of distinct or unlike elements or qualities
a diversified [=diverse] student body
cities with more diversified economies
No other North American raptor … occupies a range so diversified in character, both as to climate and terrain.Frank Lyman Beebe et al.
: of, relating to, or involving varied operations or products
diversified farming/agriculture
… a diversified conglomerate with interests in pulp and paper, machinery and electronics, and construction materials.Stewart Pinkerton
… offered diversified services like credit-card lending, mortgage banking and real estate development.Time
He said that studios should push for a more diversified business model, so they won't live or die based on the success of one [video] game.Brian Gaar
: balanced defensively by having funds divided among varied securities
Investors, if they are well advised, will have broadly diversified portfolios.Robert Charles Clark

Examples of diversified in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Almost anyone can open a 529 account for a future student — named as the account beneficiary — and the plan is usually invested in a collection of diversified mutual funds. The New York Times, New York Times, 12 Jan. 2024 Trinity Capital provides diversified financial solutions to growth-stage companies. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Jan. 2024 Trick plays and a diversified mix of formations and motions kept the Red Wolves off-guard throughout the first half. Mike Harley, arkansasonline.com, 24 Dec. 2023 But being independent, pretty well diversified, and low overhead seems like the best position to be in at the moment. Vulture, 20 Dec. 2023 What’s the short- and long-term lesson? Stick to your diversified portfolio of index funds and avoid timing the market. Jill Schlesinger, The Mercury News, 29 Jan. 2024 Gold is not an important part of a modern diversified investment portfolio, which contains stocks, bonds and cash. Jeff Sommer, New York Times, 19 Jan. 2024 Even as the biggest banks have grown and diversified, lending remains a core part of their business. Telis Demos, WSJ, 12 Jan. 2024 Yakusho went on to create a diversified on-screen persona. Patrick Frater, Variety, 11 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


from past participle of diversify

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of diversified was in 1593

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“Diversified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diversified. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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