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## diverge |

3 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Diverge \Di*verge"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Diverged}; p. pr & vb n. {Diverging}.] [L. di- = dis- + vergere to bend, incline. See {Verge}.] 1. To extend from a common point in different directions; to tend from one point and recede from each other to tend to spread apart; to turn aside or deviate (as from a given direction); -- opposed to {converge}; as rays of light diverge as they proceed from the sun. 2. To differ from a typical form to vary from a normal condition; to dissent from a creed or position generally held or taken From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: diverge v 1: move or draw apart; "The two paths diverge here" [ant: {converge}] 2: have no limits; used of mathematical series [ant: {converge}, {converge}] 3: extend in a different direction; "The lines start to diverge here"; "Their interests diverged" [ant: {converge}] 4: be at variance with be out of line with [syn: {deviate}, {vary}, {depart}] [ant: {conform}] From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (13 Mar 01) [foldoc]: diverge If a series of approximations to some value get progressively further from it then the series is said to diverge. The {reduction} of some term under some {evaluation strategy} diverges if it does not reach a {normal form} after a finite number of reductions. (1994-12-08)

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