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di·ver·gence

 (dĭ-vûr′jəns, dī-)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of diverging.
b. The state of being divergent.
c. The degree by which things diverge.
2. A departure from a norm; a deviation. See Synonyms at deviation.
3. A difference between or among items: "riven as the country was with competing interests and a wide divergence of incomes and ambitions" (James Conaway). See Synonyms at difference.
4. Biology The evolutionary tendency or process by which animals or plants that are descended from a common ancestor evolve into different forms when living under different conditions.
5. Mathematics The property or manner of diverging; failure to approach a limit.
6. Physiology A turning of both eyes outward from a common point or of one eye when the other is fixed.
7. Meteorology A condition characterized by the uniform expansion in volume of a mass of air over a region, usually accompanied by fair dry weather.

divergence

(daɪˈvɜːdʒəns)
n
1. the act or result of diverging or the amount by which something diverges
2. the condition of being divergent
3. (Physical Geography) meteorol the outflowing of airstreams from a particular area, caused by expanding air
4. (Mathematics) maths
a. the scalar product of the operator, ∇, and a vector function, A, where ∇= i∂/∂x + j∂/∂y+ k∂/∂z, and i, j, and k are unit vectors. Usually written: div A, A, or ∇A.. See curl11, gradient4
b. the property of being divergent
5. (General Physics) the spreading of a stream of electrons as a result of their mutual electrostatic repulsion
6. (Physiology) the turning of the eyes outwards in order to fixate an object farther away than that previously being fixated. Compare convergence7
7. (Biology) Also called: divergent evolution the evolutionary development of structures or organisms that differ from each other in form and function but have evolved from the same basic structure or organism. Compare convergence5
Also called (for senses 1, 2): divergency or divergement

di•ver•gence

(dɪˈvɜr dʒəns, daɪ-)

n.
1. an act or instance of diverging.
2. a divergent state or quality.
3. the degree or point of diverging.
4. a difference of structure in related organisms caused by different environmental pressures.
5. the net flow of air from a given region.
[1650–60; < Medieval Latin]

di·ver·gence

(dĭ-vûr′jəns)
1. Mathematics The property or manner of failing to approach a limit, such as a point, line, or value.
2. Biology The evolution of different forms or structures in related species as they adapt to different environments. An example of divergence is the development of wings in bats from the same bones that form the arm and hand or paw in most other mammals. Also called divergent evolution. Compare convergence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.divergence - the act of moving away in different direction from a common pointdivergence - the act of moving away in different direction from a common point; "an angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines"
separation - the act of dividing or disconnecting
2.divergence - a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean"
variation, fluctuation - an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
variance, variant, discrepancy - an event that departs from expectations
driftage - the deviation (by a vessel or aircraft) from its intended course due to drifting
flection, flexion, inflection - deviation from a straight or normal course
3.divergence - an infinite series that has no limit
series - (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions
convergency, convergence - the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit
4.divergence - a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinionsdivergence - a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion"
difference - the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock"
leeway, allowance, tolerance, margin - a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

divergence

noun difference, varying, departure, disparity, deviation, separation There's substantial divergence of opinion in the party.

divergence

noun
2. A departing from what is prescribed:
4. The condition of being divided, as in opinion:
Translations
إنْفِراج، تَباعُد، إنْفِصال
rozdílnost
afvigelsedivergens
divergenssi
széttartás
mismunur; aîgreining; frávik
発散
divergens

divergence

[daɪˈvɜːdʒəns] Ndivergencia f

divergence

[daɪˈvɜːrəns] n (= disparity) → divergence f
a divergence of opinion → une divergence d'opinions
divergence between → divergence entre
divergence in → divergence de

divergence

nDivergenz f (geh, Math), → Auseinandergehen nt; (from a standard etc) → Abweichung f

divergence

[daɪˈvɜːdʒns] ndivergenza

diverge

(daiˈvəːdʒ) verb
1. to separate and go in different directions. The roads diverge three kilometres further on.
2. to differ (from someone or something else); to go away (from a standard). This is where our opinions diverge.
diˈvergence noun
diˈvergent adjective

di·ver·gence

n. divergencia, separación de un centro común.
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