• IPA: /daɪˈvɜː(ɹ)dʒəns/, /dɪˈvɜː(ɹ)dʒəns/


  1. The degree to which two or more things diverge.
    An angle is made by the divergence of straight lines.
  2. (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}
  3. (obsolete) disagreement; difference
    • Related with some divergence by other writers.
  4. The process in which two or more populations accumulate genetic changes (mutations) through time.
  • (mathematical operator)
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