Definition for DI-VERS'I-TY

DI-VERS'I-TY, n. [L. diversitas; Fr. diversité; from L. diversus, diverto.]

  1. Difference; dissimilitude; unlikeness. There may be diversity without contrariety. There is a great diversity in human constitutions.
  2. Variety; as, a diversity of ceremonies in churches.
  3. Distinct being, as opposed to identity. – Locke.
  4. Variegation. Blushing in bright diversities of day. – Pope.

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