Definition of “diverse” - English Dictionary

“diverse” in British English

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diverseadjective

uk /daɪˈvɜːs/ us /dɪˈvɝːs/

B2 including many different types of people or things:

Students from countries as diverse as Colombia and Lithuania use Cambridge textbooks.
New York is a very culturally/ethnically diverse city.

very different from each other:

We hold very diverse views on the topic.

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  • a culturally diverse society
  • Linguistics embraces a diverse range of subjects such as phonetics and stylistics.
  • There is a diverse range of opinion on the issue.
  • India is quite diverse, both politically and religiously.
  • Members of the largest and most diverse phylum of animals (Arthropoda), have segmented bodies and an external skeleton.

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

“diverse” in American English

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diverseadjective

us /dɪˈvɜrs, dɑɪ-/ /ˈdɑɪ·vɜrs/

varied or different:

Lowell, Massachusetts, is noted for its diverse ethnic communities, among them French-Canadians, English, Irish, Greeks, Poles, and Cambodians.
diversely
adverb us /dɪˈvɜr·sli, dɑɪ-/ /ˈdɑɪ·vɜrs·li/

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