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diversity

the number and variety of species in a community; species-richness.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Probably, I replied, that would be the better way; and when I hear you say this, I am myself reminded that we are not all alike; there are diversities of natures among us which are adapted to different occupations.
Their own view may be bounded by country, creed, profession, the diversities of individual character--but above them all is the breadth of Providence.
While these diversities can and do fundamentally shape patient views toward health care, they are considered secondary because they are mutable, whereas age, race, gender and even sexual orientation, according to Loden and Rosener, are not.

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