# Definition of divergence in English:

## divergence

Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈvəːdʒ(ə)ns/

## noun

[mass noun]
1The process or state of diverging: the divergence between primates and other groups
More example sentences
• The Isler-Brumfield papers provide yet another window into the processes that influence divergence.
• The evolutionary process of this divergence, however, is not well understood.
• Personally, I think that the two pendulums, convergence and divergence will continue to swing.
Synonyms
separation, dividing, parting, forking, branching;
fork, division
technical bifurcation
1.1 [count noun] A difference in opinions, interests, etc. a fundamental divergence of attitude
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• In any relationship there is a divergence of opinion, a variety of vested interests, different beliefs and values.
• This divergence of interests is manageable, but it is also fundamental.
• This line ignores the fundamental divergences between US and Indian interests.
Synonyms
difference, dissimilarity, variance, polarity, disparity, contrast;
disagreement, discrepancy, incompatibility, mismatch, conflict, clash
rare unlikeness, dissimilitude
deviation, digression, departure, shift, drift, drifting, straying, deflection, wandering, moving away;
variation, change, alteration
rare divagation
1.2 [count noun] A place where airflows or ocean currents diverge, typically marked by downwelling (of air) or upwelling (of water).
Example sentences
• Atmospheric divergence typically occurs where airflow is moving away from the centre of a pressure system.
• Of course, for any flow we might induce in water, with pipes or otherwise, the total divergence will always be exactly zero.
• This is a negative divergence, and the point is capturing flux, like water going down a sink.
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.
Example sentences
• 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.

## Words that rhyme with divergence

convergence, emergence, insurgence, resurgence, submergence

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