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Definition of "divergence" []

  • The act of diverging. (noun)
  • The state of being divergent. (noun)
  • The degree by which things diverge. (noun)
  • Physiology A turning of both eyes outward from a common point or of one eye when the other is fixed. (noun)
  • Departure from a norm; deviation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "divergence" in a sentence
  • "The main divergence from the news cycle comes when tragedy strikes."
  • ""This is what I call a divergence," he said, "and I think divergences in markets are really worth paying attention to.""
  • "Extinctions result in divergence of character traits."