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Meaning of DIVERGENCE

Pronunciation:  di'vurjuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of moving away in different direction from a common point; "an angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines"
  2. [n]  a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion"
  3. [n]  degree of spatial separation
  4. [n]  an infinite series that has no limit
  5. [n]  a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean"
 

DIVERGENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: departure, deviation, difference, disagreement, discrepancy, divergency, divergency, variance
 
 Antonyms: convergence, convergency
 
 See Also: allowance, difference, discrepancy, driftage, flection, flexion, fluctuation, inflection, interval, leeway, margin, separation, separation, series, tolerance, variance, variant, variation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

         Rays come to the eye in a state of divergency.
                                               --??????.

2. Disagreement; difference.

         Related with some divergence by other writers. --Sir
                                               G. C. Lewis.

 
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