di·​ver·​si·​fied | \ də-ˈvər-sə-ˌfīd How to pronounce diversified (audio) , dī- \

Definition of diversified

1a : 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.
b : 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
2 : balanced defensively by having funds divided among varied securities Investors, if they are well advised, will have broadly diversified portfolios.— Robert Charles Clark

First Known Use of diversified

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for diversified

from past participle of diversify

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“Diversified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diversified. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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