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DIVERGENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does divergence mean? 

DIVERGENCE (noun)
  The noun DIVERGENCE has 4 senses:

1. the act of moving away in different direction from a common point
2. a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
3. an infinite series that has no limit
4. a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

  Familiarity information: DIVERGENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIVERGENCE (noun)


Sense 1divergence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of moving away in different direction from a common point

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

divergence; divergency

Context example:

an angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines

Hypernyms ("divergence" is a kind of...):

separation (the act of dividing or disconnecting)


Sense 2divergence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A variation that deviates from the standard or norm

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

deviation; departure; difference; divergence

Context example:

the deviation from the mean

Hypernyms ("divergence" is a kind of...):

fluctuation; variation (an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "divergence"):

discrepancy; variance; variant (an event that departs from expectations)

driftage (the deviation (by a vessel or aircraft) from its intended course due to drifting)

flection; flexion; inflection (deviation from a straight or normal course)


Sense 3divergence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An infinite series that has no limit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

divergency; divergence

Hypernyms ("divergence" is a kind of...):

series ((mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions)

Antonym:

convergence (the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit)


Sense 4divergence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

discrepancy; disagreement; divergence; variance

Context example:

a growing divergence of opinion

Hypernyms ("divergence" is a kind of...):

difference (the quality of being unlike or dissimilar)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "divergence"):

allowance; leeway; margin; tolerance (a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits)


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