# divergence

divergence
noun
1. the act of moving away in different direction from a common point (Freq. 1)
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an angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines

Syn: ↑divergency
Derivationally related forms: ↑divergent (for: ↑divergency), ↑diverge (for: ↑divergency), ↑divergent, ↑diverge
Hypernyms: ↑separation
2. a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
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the deviation from the mean

Syn: ↑deviation, ↑departure, ↑difference
Derivationally related forms: ↑differentiate (for: ↑difference), ↑depart (for: ↑departure), ↑diverge, ↑deviate (for: ↑deviation)
Hypernyms: ↑variation, ↑fluctuation
Hyponyms:
3. a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
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a growing divergence of opinion

Syn: ↑discrepancy, ↑disagreement, ↑variance
Derivationally related forms: ↑divergent, ↑discrepant (for: ↑discrepancy)
Hypernyms: ↑difference
Hyponyms: ↑allowance, ↑leeway, ↑margin, ↑tolerance
4. an infinite series that has no limit
Syn: ↑divergency
Ant: ↑convergency (for: ↑divergency), ↑convergence
Derivationally related forms: ↑diverge (for: ↑divergency), ↑diverge
Hypernyms: ↑series

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• divergence — [ divɛrʒɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1626; lat. sc. divergentia 1 ♦ Situation de ce qui diverge, de ce qui va en s écartant. ⇒ dispersion, écartement. Divergence d une lentille, d un système optique. ⇒ vergence. ♢ Métrol. Mesure de la puissance d un système… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

• DIVERGENCE FM — Création 1987 Langue Français Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

• Divergence — Di*ver gence, Divergency Di*ver gen*cy, n. [Cf. F. divergence.] 1. A receding from each other in moving from a common center; the state of being divergent; as, an angle is made by the divergence of straight lines. [1913 Webster] Rays come to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• divergence — divergence. См. дивергенция. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

• divergence — index antithesis, circulation, conflict, contention (opposition), contradiction, contradistinction, controversy ( …   Law dictionary

• Divergence —   [engl.], Divergenz …   Universal-Lexikon

• divergence — DIVERGENCE. subst. f. Terme de Géométrie et d Optique. Situation de deux lignes, de deux rayons, qui vont en s écartant …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

• divergence — 1650s, from Mod.L. divergentia, from divergens (see DIVERGE (Cf. diverge)). Related: Divergency …   Etymology dictionary

• divergence — 1 *deviation, deflection, aberration Analogous words: division, separation, parting (see corresponding verbs at SEPARATE): differing, disagreeing, varying (see DIFFER) Antonyms: convergence Contrasted words: agreement, concurrence, coincidence… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

• divergence — [n] branching out; difference aberration, alteration, alterity, crotch, deflection, departure, detour, deviation, digression, disagreeing, discrepancy, disparity, dissemblance, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distinction, divagation, divergency,… …   New thesaurus

• divergence — n. pl. divergencies [dəvʉr′jəns, dīvʉr′jəns] n. [ML divergentia] 1. a diverging, separating, or branching off 2. a becoming different in form or kind 3. departure from a particular viewpoint, practice, etc. 4. difference of opinion; disagreement …   English World dictionary