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diversity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdiversitydi‧ver‧si‧ty /daɪˈvɜːsəti, də- $ -ɜːr-/ ●●○ AWL noun  1 [uncountable]VARIOUS/OF DIFFERENT KINDS the fact of including many different types of people or thingscultural/ethnic/linguistic etc diversity The curriculum will take account of the ethnic diversity of the population.2 VARIOUS/OF DIFFERENT KINDS[singular] a range of different people, things, or ideas syn varietydiversity of a diversity of opinionsCOLLOCATIONSadjectivescultural diversityCultural diversity is a central feature of modern British society.ethnic/racial diversity (=including people from many different races)The school's curriculum reflects the ethnic diversity of its students.biological diversity (=including many different types of plants and animals)North Carolina is an area of astonishing biological diversity.linguistic diversity (=having many different languages)The islands are well-known for their linguistic diversity.religious diversity (=including people of many different religions)The Ivory Coast is a country of great religious diversity.genetic diversity (=having many different genes)We need to protect genetic diversity in plants.verbsencourage/promote diversity (=make it more likely to exist)Creating a pond in your garden encourages wildlife diversity.
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diversitySuch behavioral diversity serves the same function as genetic diversity, and indeed compensates for restrictions on genetic diversity.This type of analysis forces a recognition of a greater diversity of structures by which history may be written and understood.These proposals would not necessarily increase the political diversity of the press.But despite the rich diversity of issues raised, there are some disappointments.Oceangoers compare the diversity of techniques used in fishing plastic to that of fly fishing.While trainers try to distinguish between the two, skeptics often view diversity as just warmed-over affirmative action.In this way the work retains its unity but can have a wide diversity of atmosphere.cultural/ethnic/linguistic etc diversityIt is rich in intellectual curiosity and academic and cultural diversity.Assemblies, dress requirements, school meals provision and links with parents may be insensitive to different cultural backgrounds and linguistic diversity.I have the greatest respect for linguistic diversity.The overall social and political project is the creation of a harmonious, democratic cultural pluralism, a healthy cultural diversity.The school prides itself on its ethnic diversity, Schaeffer said.Paradoxically, Diamond feels this loss of linguistic diversity may be our best hope.This is not just a liberal euphemism for the city's ethnic diversity.Nothing much happens in their little town, apparently, and these guys provide some welcome cultural diversity.diversity ofIt's natural that there is a diversity of opinions within the organization.The diversity of their merchandise is better than anywhere else.
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