noun \də-ˈvər-jən(t)s, dī-\

Definition of DIVERGENCE

a : a drawing apart b : the acquisition of dissimilar characters by related organisms under the influence of unlike environments
: dissemination of the effect of activity of a single nerve cell through multiple synaptic connections—compare convergence 4
di·verge \-ˈvərj\ verb, di·verged di·verg·ing
di·ver·gent \-ˈvər-jənt\ adjective

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