Meaning of “diversity” in the English Dictionary

"diversity" in English

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diversitynoun [ S or U ]

uk /daɪˈvɜː.sə.ti/ us /dɪˈvɝː.sə.t̬i/

C1 the fact of many different types of things or people being included in something; a range of different things or people:

Does television adequately reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of the country?

the fact that there are many different ideas or opinions about something:

There is a wide diversity of opinion on the question of unilateral disarmament.

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(Definition of “diversity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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diversitynoun [ U ]

us /dɪˈvɜr·sɪ·t̬i, dɑɪ-/

the condition or fact of being different or varied; variety:

a wide diversity of opinion/ideas

social studies Diversity is also the mixture of races and religions that make up a group of people.

(Definition of “diversity” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"diversity" in Business English

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uk /daɪˈvɜːsəti/ us

[ U ] HR, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY the fact of there being people of many different groups in society, within an organization, etc.:

cultural/ethnic diversity
We are an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

[ S or U ] the fact of there being many different things existing together in a group:

There seemed to to be an infinite diversity of possibilities.

(Definition of “diversity” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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Not only does this go counter to the interests of consumers, but it also hampers innovation, instead of encouraging competition and diversity in the software market.
Secondly, the promotion of cultural exchanges which respect cultural diversity at world level, in particular by means of a debate on cooperation policies.
The flexibility and diversity they offer make it impossible to come up with simplistic conclusions regarding the possible cost and benefits of the directive.
As regards the detail, every proposal contradicts the commitment to diversity and to respect for democracy, because attempts are still being made to impose a uniform and binding supranational law.
European integration can never be reduced to the sheer assimilation of small nations: our cultural diversity and inner cohesion could be destroyed.
The fight for agricultural diversity for the effective and sustainable plurality of these industries is, therefore, an integral part of the fight for cultural diversity.
The directive must also respect the diversity of occupational pension systems while setting some strict standards to ensure their mutual recognition, but without imposing unnecessary costs for pension funds.
European education and culture, traditionally characterised by cultural diversity, have every opportunity to thrive in an open world market and indirectly to support minority cultures, in particular.
Today, however, we are voting for the future of half a billion people, for a future of peace and peaceful coexistence in tolerance and in diversity.
The diversity and quality of culture and the capacity to participate in cultural creation are elements of a democratic society that cannot be ignored.