Diversification Di*ver`si*fi*ca"tion, n. [See {Diversify}.] 1. The act of making various, or of changing form or quality. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. State of diversity or variation; variegation; modification; change; alternation. [1913 Webster]

Infinite diversifications of tints may be produced. --Adventurer. [1913 Webster]

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