1 the act of introducing variety (especially in investments or in the variety of goods and services offered); "my broker recommended a greater diversification of my investments"; "he limited his losses by diversification of his product line" [syn: variegation]
2 the condition of being varied; "that restaurant's menu lacks diversification; every day it is the same"
EtymologyFrom diversificatio from diversificatus, past participle of diversifico from diversus + facio
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
Diversification may refer to:
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