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Definition 1: the act of moving away in different direction from a common point - [noun denoting act]

Samples where divergence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines

Synonyms for divergence in the sense of this definition

(divergence is a kind of ...) the act of dividing or disconnecting

Definition 2: a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where divergence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a growing divergence of opinion

Synonyms for divergence in the sense of this definition

(divergence is a kind of ...) the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

"there are many differences between jazz and rock"

(... is a kind of divergence ) a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

Definition 3: an infinite series that has no limit - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for divergence in the sense of this definition

(divergence is a kind of ...) (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions

Definition 4: a variation that deviates from the standard or norm - [noun denoting event]

Samples where divergence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the deviation from the mean

Synonyms for divergence in the sense of this definition

(divergence is a kind of ...) an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change

(... is a kind of divergence ) an event that departs from expectations

(... is a kind of divergence ) the deviation (by a vessel or aircraft) from its intended course due to drifting

(... is a kind of divergence ) deviation from a straight or normal course

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