divergence

[[t]daɪvɜ͟ː(r)ʤ(ə)ns, AM dɪ-[/t]]
divergences
N-VAR: usu with supp
A divergence is a difference between two or more things, attitudes, or opinions. [FORMAL]

There's a substantial divergence of opinion within the party...

This overall figure conceals wide divergences between the main industrial countries...

The tenor of the opening remarks reflects the divergence in the priorities of the two sides.


English dictionary. 2008.

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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 FM — Création 1987 Langue Français Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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