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divergency

[dih-vur-juh n-see, dahy-] /dɪˈvɜr dʒən si, daɪ-/
noun, plural divergencies.
1.
divergence; deviation.
Origin of divergency
1700-1710
1700-10; < Medieval Latin dīvergentia. See diverge, -ency
Related forms
nondivergency, noun, plural nondivergencies.
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  • Obviously so much discussion shows difference of opinion, divergency of conception, conflicting interests.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • On the other hand, when divergency is permitted, it counts for a great deal.

  • Thus far we go together; but this is a point of divergency, from which we take very different directions.

  • Or, in other words, to that divergency of type which is so well insisted on by Mr. Charles Darwin.

    Evolution, Old & New Samuel Butler
  • This divergency of opinion extends over the period of ten years, from 1349 to 1359.

  • The inward spirit of our faiths is the same, and it is only in their outward manifestations that they present any divergency.

  • The relationship is sometimes one of divergency or competition of trades.

    The Evolution of Modern Capitalism John Atkinson Hobson
  • This divergency of views on the part of the dogs also quickly put an end to their advance.

  • The divergency even of a second may amount to millions of miles if you only have your lines long enough.

    All Around the Moon Jules Verne
  • Nor at first did it go far in furthering tolerance or respect for divergency of moral and religious convictions.

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