[dih-vurs, dahy-, dahy-vurs]
of a different kind, form, character, etc.; unlike: a wide range of diverse opinions.
of various kinds or forms; multiform.

1275–1325; Middle English < Latin dīversus (past participle of dīvertere to divert), equivalent to dī- di-2 + vert- (base of vertere to turn) + -tus past participle suffix

diversely, adverb
diverseness, noun
overdiverse, adjective
overdiversely, adverb
overdiverseness, noun
quasi-diverse, adjective
quasi-diversely, adverb
undiverse, adjective
undiversely, adverb
undiverseness, noun

1. digress, diverge, diverse ; 2. divers, diverse.

1. varied, manifold, divergent. 2. dissimilar, separate. See various.
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diverse (daɪˈvɜːs, ˈdaɪvɜːs)
1.  having variety; assorted
2.  distinct in kind
[C13: from Latin dīversus; see divers]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, spelling variant of divers (q.v.), perhaps by analogy with converse, traverse, etc. More associated with L. diversus, and since c.1700 restricted to the meaning "different in character or quality."
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Example sentences
On the steep, inaccessible mountainsides of this ecoregion, diverse forests are
  filled with the sounds of endemic bird species.
The value of this book is the window it opens to a diverse world.
The aim is to allow automakers to evaluate the pollution-free, energy-efficient
  vehicles in diverse driving conditions.
So diverse and large is the park that it's sliced into districts.
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