Definitions for: Divergence


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



Webster (1913) 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.

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

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