verb (-fied; -fying) Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to make diverse ; give variety to <
diversify a course of study
2. to balance (as an investment portfolio) defensively by dividing funds among securities of different industries or of different classes 3. to increase the variety of the products of <
diversify a business
intransitive verb 1. to produce variety 2. to engage in varied operations • diversification noundiversifier noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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