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English noun: divergence

1. divergence (act) the act of moving away in different direction from a common point

SamplesAn angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines.


Broader (hypernym)separation

2. divergence (event) a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

SamplesThe deviation from the mean.

Synonymsdeparture, deviation, difference

Broader (hypernym)fluctuation, variation

Narrower (hyponym)discrepancy, driftage, flection, flexion, inflection, variance, variant

3. divergence (cognition) an infinite series that has no limit


Broader (hypernym)series

Antonymsconvergency, convergence

4. divergence (attribute) a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

SamplesA growing divergence of opinion.

Synonymsdisagreement, discrepancy, variance

Broader (hypernym)difference

Narrower (hyponym)allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance

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