Divergence
Divergence Di*ver"gence, Divergency Di*ver"gen*cy, n. [Cf. F. divergence.] 1. A receding from each other in moving from a common center; the state of being divergent; as, an angle is made by the divergence of straight lines. [1913 Webster]

Rays come to the eye in a state of divergency. --??????. [1913 Webster]

2. Disagreement; difference. [1913 Webster]

Related with some divergence by other writers. --Sir G. C. Lewis. [1913 Webster]


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  • divergence — [ divɛrʒɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1626; lat. sc. divergentia 1 ♦ Situation de ce qui diverge, de ce qui va en s écartant. ⇒ dispersion, écartement. Divergence d une lentille, d un système optique. ⇒ vergence. ♢ Métrol. Mesure de la puissance d un système… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • divergence — divergence. См. дивергенция. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • divergence — index antithesis, circulation, conflict, contention (opposition), contradiction, contradistinction, controversy ( …   Law dictionary

  • Divergence —   [engl.], Divergenz …   Universal-Lexikon

  • divergence — DIVERGENCE. subst. f. Terme de Géométrie et d Optique. Situation de deux lignes, de deux rayons, qui vont en s écartant …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • divergence — 1650s, from Mod.L. divergentia, from divergens (see DIVERGE (Cf. diverge)). Related: Divergency …   Etymology dictionary

  • divergence — 1 *deviation, deflection, aberration Analogous words: division, separation, parting (see corresponding verbs at SEPARATE): differing, disagreeing, varying (see DIFFER) Antonyms: convergence Contrasted words: agreement, concurrence, coincidence… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • divergence — [n] branching out; difference aberration, alteration, alterity, crotch, deflection, departure, detour, deviation, digression, disagreeing, discrepancy, disparity, dissemblance, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distinction, divagation, divergency,… …   New thesaurus

  • divergence — n. pl. divergencies [dəvʉr′jəns, dīvʉr′jəns] n. [ML divergentia] 1. a diverging, separating, or branching off 2. a becoming different in form or kind 3. departure from a particular viewpoint, practice, etc. 4. difference of opinion; disagreement …   English World dictionary

  • Divergence — For other uses, see Divergence (disambiguation). Topics in Calculus Fundamental theorem Limits of functions Continuity Mean value theorem Differential calculus  Derivative Change of variables Implicit differentiation …   Wikipedia

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