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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
(Definition of divergence noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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