diversification

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diversification

[dih-vur-suh-fi-key-shuhn, dahy-]
noun
1.
the act or process of diversifying; state of being diversified.
2.
the act or practice of manufacturing a variety of products, investing in a variety of securities, selling a variety of merchandise, etc., so that a failure in or an economic slump affecting one of them will not be disastrous.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Medieval Latin dīversificātiōn- (stem of dīversificātiō). See diversify, -fication

nondiversification, noun
overdiversification, noun
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diversification (daɪˌvɜːsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  commerce the practice of varying products, operations, etc, in order to spread risk, expand, exploit spare capacity, etc
2.  (in regional planning policies) the attempt to provide regions with an adequate variety of industries
3.  the act of diversifying

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diversification
c.1600, noun of action from M.L. diversificare (see diversify). Economic sense is from 1939.
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Example sentences
During the current downdraft, diversification has not shielded many investors.
The paleontologists say their discovery advances understanding of dinosaur
  evolution and diversification.
But whether a similar pattern of developmental diversification characterizes
  the other hominids, they add, remains to be seen.
It can be tough choosing between a stock portfolio's upside potential and a
  mutual fund's low-risk diversification and management.
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