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diverge

## 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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