[ dih-vur-juhn-see, dahy- ]
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noun,plural di·ver·gen·cies.
  1. divergence; deviation.

Origin of divergency

From the Medieval Latin word dīvergentia, dating back to 1700–10. See diverge, -ency

Other words from divergency

  • non·di·ver·gen·cy, noun, plural non·di·ver·gen·cies.

Words Nearby divergency

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How to use divergency in a sentence

  • The general outline of the stalls themselves is Gothic, the chief divergency being in the supports of the elbow rests and seats.

  • Nor at first did it go far in furthering tolerance or respect for divergency of moral and religious convictions.

  • Obviously so much discussion shows difference of opinion, divergency of conception, conflicting interests.

    Ireland as It Is | Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Among the questions raised is one which forms the object of a certain divergency of opinion.

    The Golden Triangle | Maurice Leblanc
  • The ribs are all of one curve and equidistant, and their divergency, resembling that of an open fan, has suggested the name.