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divergence (s) (noun), divergences (pl)
1. The action of moving off in different directions from the same point, so that the intervening distance continually increases.
2. The departure from each other of two paths, courses, modes of action, or processes; continuous departure or deviation from a standard or norm.
3. Difference or disparity: a difference between two or more things such as opinions or attitudes.
4. Moving apart: the process of separating or moving away to follow different paths or different courses.
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(Greek: different, other, another; divergence; a combining form denoting a condition differing from the normal or a reversal, or referring to "another")
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adaptive divergence, adaptive radiation
Differentiation of related organisms by adaptation to dissimilar environments or modes of living (as horses, wolves, seals, and whales, and all mammals).
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cultural divergence
The theory that explains the formation of early cultures as the result of groups dividing, migrating, and slowly changing in response to new ideas and environmental stress.
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