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divergence


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divergence  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  divergence 
  n  1:  the  act  of  drawing  apart:  "an  angle  is  formed  by  the 
  divergence  of  straight  lines" 
  2:  a  variation  that  deviates  from  the  standard  or  norm;  "the 
  deviation  from  the  mean"  [syn:  {deviation},  {departure},  {difference}] 
  3:  degree  of  spatial  separation  [syn:  {divergency}] 
  4:  a  difference  between  conflicting  facts  or  claims  or 
  opinions;  "a  growing  divergence  of  opinion"  [syn:  {discrepancy}, 
  {disagreement},  {variance}] 




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