Associations to the word «Divergence»

Wiktionary

DIVERGENCE, noun. The degree to which two or more things diverge.
DIVERGENCE, noun. (mathematics) the operator which maps a function F=(F1, ... Fn) from a n-dimensional vector space to itself to the number \(\sum_{i=1}^n \frac{\partial F_i}{\partial x_i}\)
DIVERGENCE, noun. (obsolete) disagreement; difference
DIVERGENCE, noun. The process in which two or more populations accumulate genetic changes (mutations) through time.

Dictionary definition

DIVERGENCE, noun. The act of moving away in different direction from a common point; "an angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines".
DIVERGENCE, noun. A variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean".
DIVERGENCE, noun. An infinite series that has no limit.
DIVERGENCE, noun. A difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke