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diverse

[dih-vurs, dahy-, dahy-vurs] /dɪˈvɜrs, daɪ-, ˈdaɪ vɜrs/
adjective
1.
of a different kind, form, character, etc.; unlike:
a wide range of diverse opinions.
2.
of various kinds or forms; multiform.
Origin
1275-1325
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
Related forms
diversely, adverb
diverseness, noun
overdiverse, adjective
overdiversely, adverb
overdiverseness, noun
quasi-diverse, adjective
quasi-diversely, adverb
undiverse, adjective
undiversely, adverb
undiverseness, noun
Can be confused
digress, diverge, diverse.
divers, diverse.
Synonyms
1. varied, manifold, divergent. 2. dissimilar, separate. See various.
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British Dictionary definitions for diverseness

diverse

/daɪˈvɜːs; ˈdaɪvɜːs/
adjective
1.
having variety; assorted
2.
distinct in kind
Derived Forms
diversely, adverb
diverseness, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Latin dīversus; see divers
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Word Origin and History for diverseness

diverse

adj.

c.1300, spelling variant of divers (q.v.), perhaps by analogy with converse, traverse, etc. In some cases directly from Latin diversus, and since c.1700 restricted to the meaning "different in character or quality." Related: Diversely.

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