AskDefine | Define diversify

Dictionary Definition



1 make (more) diverse; "diversify a course of study"
2 spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate; "The plants on this island diversified" [syn: radiate]
3 vary in order to spread risk or to expand; "The company diversified" [syn: branch out, broaden] [ant: specialize, specialize] [also: diversified]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To make diverse or various in form or quality; to give variety to; to variegate; to distinguish by numerous differences or aspects.



Extensive Definition

Diversity may refer to:
  • Multiculturalism, the ideology of including people of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Diversity (politics), the political and social policy of encouraging tolerance for people of different backgrounds
  • Diversity (business), the business tactic which encourages diversity to better serve a heterogeneous customer base
    • Diversity training, the process of educating employees, students or volunteers to function in a diverse environment
  • Biodiversity, the variation of life forms within a given ecosystem
  • Diversity scheme, a method for improving the reliability of message signal by using multiple communications channels
  • Diversity jurisdiction, a concept under which U.S. federal courts can hear suits between parties from different states

See also

diversify in German: Diversität

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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