Meaning of DIVERGENCE in English
/di verr"jeuhns, duy-/ , n.
1. the act, fact, or amount of diverging: a divergence in opinion.
2. (in physics, meteorology, etc.) the total amount of flux escaping an infinitesimal volume at a point in a vector field, as the net flow of air from a given region.
3. Ophthalm. a turning motion of the eyeballs outward in relation to each other.
4. Electronics. the spreading of a stream of electrons resulting from their mutual electrostatic repulsion.
[ 1650-60; divergentia. See DIVERGE, -ENCE ]
Syn. 1. separation, division, variation, deviation.
Ant. 1. convergence.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012