Etymology
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divergence (n.)

"act or state of moving or pointing in opposite directions," 1650s, from Modern Latin divergentia, from divergens, present participle of divergere "go in different directions," from assimilated form of dis- "apart" (see dis-) + vergere "to bend, turn, tend toward" (from PIE root *wer- (2) "to turn, bend"). Figurative sense of "departure from a course or standard" is from 19c.  Related: Divergency.

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Definitions of divergence

divergence (n.)
the act of moving away in different direction from a common point;
an angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines
Synonyms: divergency
divergence (n.)
a variation that deviates from the standard or norm;
divergence (n.)
an infinite series that has no limit;
Synonyms: divergency
divergence (n.)
a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions;
a growing divergence of opinion
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