divergence

noun di·ver·gence \ -ˈvər-jən(t)s \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of divergence

1 a : a drawing apart (as of lines extending from a common center)
c : the acquisition of dissimilar characters by related organisms in unlike environments
2 : a deviation from a course or standard
3 : the condition of being mathematically divergent

Examples of divergence in a Sentence

  1. a growing divergence of opinion about that U.S. president's place in history

  2. any divergence from the community's strict moral code was met with social ostracism

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divergence

noun di·ver·gence \ də-ˈvər-jən(t)s, dī- \

medical Definition of divergence

1 a : a drawing apart
b : the acquisition of dissimilar characters by related organisms under the influence of unlike environments
2 : dissemination of the effect of activity of a single nerve cell through multiple synaptic connections — compare convergence 4

diverge

play \-ˈvərj\ verb diverged; diverging

divergent

play \-ˈvər-jənt\ adjective


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