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diverse

[dih-vurs, dahy-, dahy-vurs]
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; 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)
 
adj
1.  having variety; assorted
2.  distinct in kind
 
[C13: from Latin dīversus; see divers]
 
di'versely
 
adv
 
di'verseness
 
n

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diverse
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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