divergence

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  • IPA(key): /daɪˈvɜː(ɹ)dʒəns/, /dɪˈvɜː(ɹ)dʒəns/

Noun[edit]

divergence (countable and uncountable, 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
  3. (obsolete) disagreement; difference
    • Sir G. C. Lewis
      Related with some divergence by other writers.
  4. The process in which two or more populations accumulate genetic changes (mutations) through time.

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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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