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Definitions for divergence
dɪˈvɜr dʒəns, daɪ-di·ver·gence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. divergence, divergency(noun)

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

    "an angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines"

  2. deviation, divergence, departure, difference(noun)

    a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

    "the deviation from the mean"

  3. divergence, divergency(noun)

    an infinite series that has no limit

  4. discrepancy, disagreement, divergence, variance(noun)

    a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

    "a growing divergence of opinion"


  1. divergence(Noun)

    The degree to which two or more things diverge.

  2. divergence(Noun)

    the operator which maps a function F=(F, ... F) from a n-dimensional vector space to itself to the number

Webster Dictionary

  1. Divergence(noun)

    alt. of Divergency


  1. Divergence

    In vector calculus, divergence is a vector operator that measures the magnitude of a vector field's source or sink at a given point, in terms of a signed scalar. More technically, the divergence represents the volume density of the outward flux of a vector field from an infinitesimal volume around a given point. For example, consider air as it is heated or cooled. The relevant vector field for this example is the velocity of the moving air at a point. If air is heated in a region it will expand in all directions such that the velocity field points outward from that region. Therefore the divergence of the velocity field in that region would have a positive value, as the region is a source. If the air cools and contracts, the divergence is negative and the region is called a sink.


  1. Divergence

    Divergence is a research and development company dedicated to the discovery of effective and ecologically sound strategies for the control of parasites and other pests. The Company’s initial focus is on parasitic nematodes, one of the world’s major pest groups. Nematodes are roundworms that cause billions of dollars in damage annually to numerous crops, including soybeans, corn, cotton, strawberries, and bananas. Nematodes causing important human diseases include hookworm, whipworm, roundworm (Ascaris), and the filarial worms responsible for lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of divergence in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of divergence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of divergence in a Sentence

  1. Ophir Gottlieb:

    The divergence between the two indicates monumental uncertainty in oil prices in the short-term.

  2. Emma Goldman:

    The strongest bulwark of authority is uniformity the least divergence from it is the greatest crime.

  3. Charles Branas:

    We were somewhat surprised most by the recent, growing divergence in the rates of mass shootings between permissive and restrictive states.

  4. David Lai:

    People are a bit cautious on emerging markets but if the interest rate divergence continues ... structurally the allocation to emerging markets will go up.

  5. Craig Fehr:

    In terms of the divergence between commodity prices and the performance of the energy stocks, it's a reflection of some rotation that we're seeing in the market.

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