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n. pl. di·ver·gen·cies
1. The state of being divergent.
2. A divergence or deviation.


(dɪˈvɜr dʒən si, daɪ-)

n., pl. -cies.
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Noun1.divergency - 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
2.divergency - the act of moving away in different direction from a common pointdivergency - 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. A departing from what is prescribed:
4. The condition of being divided, as in opinion:
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The post of honour and the post of shame, the general's station and the drummer's, a peer's statue in Westminster Abbey and a seaman's hammock in the bosom of the deep, the mitre and the workhouse, the woolsack and the gallows, the throne and the guillotine--the travellers to all are on the great high road, but it has wonderful divergencies, and only Time shall show us whither each traveller is bound.
If we, just for the moment, tentatively reintroduce the perturbative running of coupling "constants" (renormalization group) we obtain m(graviton) [right arrow] [infinity] as r [right arrow] 0 implying that (quantum) gravity gets a dynamical cutoff for small separations, as an increasingly more massive quantum is harder to exchange, effectively making the interaction of gravity disappear in that limit, perhaps showing a way out of the ultraviolet divergencies of quantum gravity in a way reminiscent of how massive vector bosons cured the Fermi theory.
Analysis in terms of divergencies between private and social products concentrates attention on particular deficiencies in the system and tends to nourish the belief that any measure which will remove the deficiency is necessarily desirable.
It is in answering these questions that the various theologies perform their theoretic work, and that their divergencies most come to light.
The data were published as EU countries are debating how to make good a commitment to standardize asylum procedures throughout the bloc by 2012, in order to minimize wide divergencies in rejection rates from one EU member to another.
Contextual theological education requires a 'democratic classroom' where all are able to contribute and where divergencies of opinion stimulate discussion (p.
Differences in social or cultural attitudes and in market practices across countries in a monetary union can explain to some extent the divergencies observed in wage and unit labor costs over time.
Naturally', he reported, 'agreement was impossible, and attempts to apportion the field of enterprise between the State and its citizens disclosed even wider divergencies [sic] of opinion'.
Drawing his theory from this model, Kortazar points to resemblances as well as divergencies between the Galician and Basque literary systems.
Among these divergencies is the failure of the Convention to