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DI- twice; two-; double.
DI-VERSE: showing a great deal of variety; very different.
DI-VERS-ITY: the state of being diverse; variety.

UNI- one; having or consisting of one.

While, by definition, "universe" means "the cosmos," and "university" means a college, would it be wrong to use them in a sense meaning the opposite of "diverse" or "diversity"?
i.e. The university of the establishment is quite the opposite of its diverse counterpart.

  • I'm afraid that niche has been taken by universality, although that still has a slightly different meaning. Off-topic: it's is short for it is, its is possessive. – oerkelens Aug 24 '15 at 11:13
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    Reminds me of a joke I heard about Congress being against progress, and the Constitution against prostitution. Ours is a weird language. – cobaltduck Aug 24 '15 at 14:22
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    Language is not logical in the conventional sense. It is not designed. It grows organically, without oversight or governance, emerging from the minds and mouths and hands of millions and billions of people over hundreds and thousands of years. This is why any argument which seeks to impose logic on language, to treat natural language as it it were algebra, refactoring it, making substitutions, cavilling about redundacy or contradictions .. this is why any such argument ultimately founders. Language is not algebra. We have to abandon that notion. – Dan Bron Aug 24 '15 at 14:54
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    If "di-" was a number prefix here (and the answer points out that it is not) it is from Greek not Latin, so your proposed word should be "monoversity." – alephzero Aug 24 '15 at 15:20
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    You might be looking for the word 'unity'. – Faraz Masroor Aug 24 '15 at 20:12
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Ignoring the fact that the word "university" doesn't mean the opposite of "diversity," your logic has a flaw: The "di-versity" comes from the Latin di(s)vers-, which has the same "dis" as in the Latin synonym divertere, namely "apart." Both words mean "to turn away."

"Dy-," meaning two, comes from Greek. "Twice" in Latin is bis.

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    Moreover universus, from which university ultimately comes from, means whole and not one (a university is a *community*(=together, the whole) of students and teachers). – Bakuriu Aug 24 '15 at 14:40
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    @Bakuriu Well, uni-versus can be understood as one-sided or that-which-doesn't-changed-when-turned – Hagen von Eitzen Aug 24 '15 at 15:42
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    @Bakuriu whole is as one, joined, together. The usage of whole and one here are synonymous. – Jim Aug 24 '15 at 19:30
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Somehow, the meaning consisting of one does not imply that it is not diverse.

Indeed, the meaning of universe, which is the one that everything is included in, implies that it has everything and thus it entails a huge diversity.

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