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divergence

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌdaɪˈvɜː.dʒəns/ us    /dɪˈvɝː-/
the situation in which two things become different: The divergence between the incomes of the rich and the poor countries seems to be increasing. Recently published statistics show a divergence from previous trends.
Translations of “divergence”
in Chinese (Traditional) 出現差異, 發生分歧…
in Chinese (Simplified) 出现差异, 发生分歧…
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