Definition of divergence in English:


Line breaks: di|ver¦gence
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈvəːdʒ(ə)ns


[mass noun]
  • 2 Mathematics The scalar product of the operator del and a given vector, which gives a measure of the quantity of flux emanating from any point of the vector field or the rate of loss of mass, heat, etc., from it.
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    • Our example here is technical in nature, but some traders use a P / E ratio or other fundamental factors to measure correlation and divergence.
    • With a constant rate, divergence time estimation is straightforward.
    • A more accurate estimate of the speed of divergence can be made using the following more modern proof.

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