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diversity

Logic the relation that holds between two entities when and only when they are not identical; the property of being numerically distinct

diversity

[də′vər·səd·ē]
(communications)
Method of signal extraction by which an optimum resultant signal is derived from a combination of, or selection from, a plurality of transmission paths, channels, techniques, or physical arrangements; the system may employ space diversity, polarization diversity, frequency diversity, or any other arrangement by which a choice can be made between signals.

diversity

The nonsimultaneous occurrence of maximum demands on any given part of a system.
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Probably, I replied, that would be the better way; and when I hear you say this, I am myself reminded that we are not all alike; there are diversities of natures among us which are adapted to different occupations.
But assume a consent and it shall presently be granted, since really and underneath their external diversities, all men are of one heart and mind.