diversified

[dih-vur-suh-fahyd, dahy-]

Origin:
1605–15; diversify + -ed2

nondiversified, adjective
quasi-diversified, adjective
undiversified, adjective
well-diversified, adjective
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diversify

[dih-vur-suh-fahy, dahy-]
verb (used with object), diversified, diversifying.
1.
to make diverse, as in form or character; give variety or diversity to; variegate.
2.
to invest in different types of (securities, industries, etc.).
3.
to produce different types of (manufactured products, crops, etc.).
verb (used without object), diversified, diversifying.
4.
to invest in different types of industries, securities, etc.
5.
to add different types of manufactured products, crops, etc., especially to a business.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French diversifier < Medieval Latin dīversificāre, equivalent to Latin dīvers(us) diverse + -ificāre -ify

diversifiable, adjective
diversifiability, noun
diversifier, noun
overdiversify, verb, overdiversified, overdiversifying.
undiversifying, noun
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diversify (daɪˈvɜːsɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  (tr) to create different forms of; variegate; vary
2.  (of an enterprise) to vary (products, operations, etc) in order to spread risk, expand, etc
3.  to distribute (investments) among several securities in order to spread risk
 
[C15: from Old French diversifier, from Medieval Latin dīversificāre, from Latin dīversusdiverse + facere to make]
 
di'versifiable
 
adj
 
diversifia'bility
 
n
 
di'versifier
 
n

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diversify
late 15c., from O.Fr. diversifier (13c.), from M.L. diversificare (see diverse). Economic sense is from 1939. Related: Diversified.
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Example sentences
The managed funds cannot consistently beat the market bec they are so large and
  so diversified that they mimic the market.
No longer did farms offer diversified crops across the year, nor were they any
  longer places where farmers grew their own food.
Get a new governor, one with vision, and a plan to build a more diversified
  state economy.
They also find that their work becomes more diversified and more complex.
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