Definition of divergence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//daɪˈvɜːdʒəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈvɜːrdʒəns//
    [countable, uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1the process or fact of separating or becoming different the divergence of these two species divergence between A and B the divergence between humans and chimpanzees There are divergences between the legal systems of the two countries.
  2. 2a difference in opinions, views, etc. a wide divergence of opinion
  3. 3divergence from something the process of becoming different from what is expected, planned, etc. a divergence from traditionally held beliefs
  4. opposite convergence (2)