divergence divergence  /daɪ ˈvɜr dʒəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of moving away in different direction from a common point
  2. (n) a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
  3. (n) an infinite series that has no limit
  4. (n) a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

Usage(s):

  1. The divergence in performance stems less from an evolution of American tastes than from a gradual parting of strategic paths.
  2. The first divergence between Mormon economics and that of other denominations is the tithe.
  3. This divergence is driven largely by blacks' higher rates of preterm birth.

News

  1. Brewer follows ‘two roads’ in business plan

    The name for Two Roads Brewing Company stems from a divergence, a separation, that poet Robert Frost wrote about — the road more commonly taken from “the one less traveled by.”
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Stratford Star

  2. New research backs genetic 'switches' in human evolution

    A new study offers further proof that the divergence of humans from chimpanzees some 4 million to 6 million years ago was profoundly influenced by mutations to DNA sequences that play roles in turning genes on and off.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. New research backs theory that genetic 'switches' play big role in human evolution

    ( Cornell University ) A Cornell University study offers further proof that the divergence of humans from chimpanzees some 4 million to 6 million years ago was profoundly influenced by mutations to DNA sequences that play roles in turning genes on and off.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "Teachers and administrators, whether in universities or schools, have the duty and privilege to ensure that students receive instruction in Catholic doctrine and practice," Benedict said. "Divergence from this vision weakens Catholic...
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Washington Post

  2. "The ACCC has expressed its concern that a significant divergence has again occurred between the Australian retail price of unleaded petrol relative to the price of Singapore Mogas 95, the international indicator benchmark price," Mr Samuel said.
    on Dec 21, 2007 By: Graeme Samuel Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "We didn't reach any agreement," Livni told reporters after their meeting in Jerusalem. "There is an essential divergence and we have to clarify if there is a possible common path. We didn't make progress on any essential subjects."...
    on Feb 22, 2009 By: Tzipi Livni Source: AFP

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