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"Diversity seems to trigger not in-group/out-group division, but anomie or social isolation. In colloquial language, people living in ethnically diverse settings appear to “hunker down”—that is, to pull in like a turtle." --"E Pluribus Unum: Diversity and Community in the Twenty-First Century" (2007)

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Diversity (the quality of being diverse or different or variant) may refer to:


Sociology, politics and law

Science and technology


  • Diversity scheme, a method for improving reliability of a message signal by using multiple communications channels
    • Antenna diversity or space diversity, a method of wireless communication that use two or more antennas to improve reliability
    • Transmit diversity, wireless communication using signals originating from two or more independent sources
    • Cooperative diversity, a multiple antenna technique for improving or maximising total network channel capacities
    • Diversity combining, the combining of multiple received signals into a single improved signal
    • Diversity gain, the increase in signal-to-interference ratio due to a diversity scheme
  • Time diversity, a technique used in digital communication systems
  • Site diversity, multiple receivers for satellite communication


Other uses

See also

diversion, verto

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