Meaning of “divergence” in the English Dictionary


"divergence" in Business English

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divergencenoun [ C or U ]

uk /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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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