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divergence

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˌdaɪˈvɜːdʒəns/ US   /dɪˈvɜrdʒəns/
a situation in which two things become different, or the difference between them increases: a divergence of opinion The figures reveal a marked divergence between public sector pay settlements and those in the private sector. Funds investing in credit-rated bonds are all holding much the same investments, so the divergence in performance is not significant. a considerable/significant/sharp divergence
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