ver·sa·til·i·ty | \ ˌvər-sə-ˈti-lə-tē \

Definition of versatility 

: the quality or state of being versatile a writer of great versatility

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Designed as an experiment in blockchain gaming, the versatility of the CryptoKitties app invites those interested in blockchain regardless of their interest in cryptocurrency. Carson Kessler, Fortune, "CryptoKitties Mobile App to Debut on HTC's Flagship Phone," 11 July 2018 But the rise of immortal digital actors is the logical outcome as today’s effects-heavy film-making techniques embrace the versatility of artificial intelligence. The Economist, "What if AI made actors immortal?," 5 July 2018 That would provide three shooters around Ayton to space the floor and give Phoenix the versatility to switch defensively. Scott Bordow, azcentral, "Suns' Trevor Ariza deal changes Mikal Bridges' role; team clarifies Devin Booker's 'input'," 2 July 2018 The first-ever partnership between the two different companies represents the versatility of Rose and the Nashville music scene. Monica Mercuri, Billboard, "Sea Gayle & Prescription Songs Jointly Sign Singer Maggie Rose," 22 June 2018 Moore thinks the Navy’s open architecture system and the versatility of weapons such as the Aegis Combat System and the Mk. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The US Navy Could Grow to 355 Ships by 2032," 22 June 2018 Indeed, the inaugural exhibition, Readymades Belong to Everyone, with work by artists such as Wade Guyton and Claire Fontaine, showcases the versatility of the new home—and the Swiss Institute itself. Thomas Gebremedhin, WSJ, "A New Art Space in New York City’s East Village," 29 May 2018 Look at the defense of Rudy Gobert for Utah, or the versatility of Joel Embiid for Philadelphia or Al Horford for Boston. Jason Jones, sacbee, "Kings' best draft fits: Center isn't premier position, but should it be prime concern? | The Sacramento Bee," 23 May 2018 The increased versatility and athleticism and skill of basketball players is a natural evolution of the game. Bob Ford,, "Sixers need to find positionless players to position themselves for future | Bob Ford," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of versatility

1668, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for versatility

versatile + -ity

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ver·sa·til·i·ty | \ ˌvər-sə-ˈti-lə-tē \

Kids Definition of versatility

: the quality or state of having many uses or being able to do many different kinds of things

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