Meaning of divergence

di•ver•gence

Pronunciation: (di-vûr'juns, dī-), [key]
— 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. a turning motion of the eyeballs outward in relation to each other.
  4. the spreading of a stream of electrons resulting from their mutual electrostatic repulsion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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