divarication


di·var·i·ca·tion

noun \(ˌ)dī-ˌver-ə-ˈkā-shən, də-, -ˌva-rə-\

Definition of DIVARICATION

1
:  the action, process, or fact of divaricating
2
:  a divergence of opinion

Examples of DIVARICATION

  1. <the divarication of the various dialects of Latin that occurred with the decline of the Roman Empire>

First Known Use of DIVARICATION

1578

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