di|ver|si|fy [daıˈvə:sıfaı US dıˈvə:r-, daı-] v past tense and past participle diversified present participle diversifying third person singular diversifies
1.) [I and T]
if a business, company, country etc diversifies, it increases the range of goods or services it produces
diversify (away) from
farmers forced to diversify away from their core business
diversify into
The company is planning to diversify into other mining activities.
We need to diversify the economy.
2.) [I and T]
to change something or to make it change so that there is more variety
User requirements have diversified over the years.
3.) [i]technical
to put money into several different types of ↑investment instead of only one or two
diversify into
Spread the risk by diversifying into dollar bonds.
>diversification [daıˌvə:sıfıˈkeıʃən US dıˌvə:r-, daı-] n [U]
diversification of the rural economy

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