Diversity Di*ver"si*ty, n.; pl. {Diversities}. [F. diversit['e], L. diversitas, fr. diversus. See {Diverse}.] 1. A state of difference; dissimilitude; unlikeness. [1913 Webster]

They will prove opposite; and not resting in a bare diversity, rise into a contrariety. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. Multiplicity of difference; multiformity; variety. ``Diversity of sounds.'' --Shak. ``Diversities of opinion.'' --Secker. [1913 Webster]

3. Variegation. ``Bright diversities of day.'' --Pope.

Syn: See {Variety}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.