di·ver·si·ty (dĭ-vûrsĭ-tē, dī-)
n. pl. di·ver·si·ties
a. The quality or condition of being diverse: a band known for the diversity of its music.
b. The condition of having or including people from different ethnicities and social backgrounds: diversity on campus.
2. A variety or assortment: a diversity of opinions.
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