# Dictionary Definition

diverging adj : tending to move apart in
different directions [syn: divergent] [ant: convergent]

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Verb

diverging- present participle of diverge

# Extensive Definition

Divergence can refer to:

In mathematics:

- Divergence, a function that associates a scalar with every point of a vector field
- The defining property of divergent series; series that have no bounded sum

In science:

- Genetic divergence
- Divergence (eye), the simultaneous outward movement of both eyes away each other
- Beam divergence, the half-angle of the cone formed by a beam of light as it propagates and spreads out.
- Ultraviolet divergence or infrared divergence, behaviors of a field theory in quantum physics.
- Kullback–Leibler divergence, also known as the "information divergence" in probability theory and information theory

In the arts:

- Divergence (album), a 1972 album by Solution
- Divergence (novel), a novel by Charles Sheffield
- Divergence (book), a novel by Tony Ballantyne
- Divergence (Enterprise episode), a fourth-season episode of Star Trek: Enterprise
- Divergence (film), a 2005 film from Hong Kong

## See also

- Divergent boundary, a zone where tectonic plates are moving apart
- Divergence theorem, a mathematical result by Gauss and Ostrogradsky
- Point of divergence, a point in fictional history from which stories take different routes
- Convergence

diverging in Bulgarian: Дивергенция
(пояснение)

diverging in German: Divergenz

diverging in Estonian: Divergents

diverging in Spanish: Divergencia

diverging in French: Divergence

diverging in Korean: 발산

diverging in Hungarian: Divergencia

diverging in Dutch: Divergentie

diverging in Slovak: Divergencia

diverging in Swedish:
Divergens