divergence

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /daɪˈvɜː(ɹ)dʒəns/

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divergence (plural divergences)

  1. The degree to which two or more things diverge.
    an angle is made by the divergence of straight lines
  2. (mathematics) the operator which maps a function F=(F1, ... Fn) from a n-dimensional vector space to itself to the number \sum_{i=1}^n \frac{\partial F_i}{\partial x_i}
  3. (obsolete) disagreement; difference
    • Sir G. C. Lewis
      Related with some divergence by other writers.

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  • OED2

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin divergentia.

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divergence f (plural divergences)

  1. divergence

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