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diverge

If a series of approximations to some value get progressively further from it then the series is said to diverge.

The reduction of some term under some evaluation strategy diverges if it does not reach a normal form after a finite number of reductions.
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As did at least one other study, they found the ancient wolf diverged from the common ancestor of present-day wolves.
In her exciting narrative, she chronicles the work of four international teams in a sometimes-dangerous race to identify the clues to how humans diverged evolutionarily from chimpanzees some 5 million to 7 million years ago.
The careers of Rennie Harris and Roko Kawai have diverged in interesting ways since they helped found Philadelphia's short-lived world dance and music ensemble, Splinter Group, in the early 1990s.
Although our political philosophies have diverged over the years, we have continued to try to emulate Hugh's common sense and natural style.
In the intervening years, each man has made three more films, and the manner in which their visions have evolved and diverged are telling.
The principle of divergence is well established in the computer industry: printer technology diverged into laser, inkjet and workgroup "species," while personal computing technology diverged into desktop, laptop and handheld branches.
Wallace spent years of harrowing travels in the tropic: Slotten provides coverage of these years, the process leading to his discoveries, then the remaining fifty years in which he diverged from Darwin on several fundamental concepts and pursed topics other scientists avoided, including spiritualism, environmentalism and concepts of life on Mars.
Brazilian YFV strains have diverged into two clades; an older clade appears to have become extinct and another has become the dominant lineage in recent years.
The final chapter uses a "comparative perspective" to show how the swing-era criticism of white writers John Hammond and Roger Pryor Dodge resonated with, though in most cases diverged from, the ideas of New Negro thinkers.
On the third attempt of a nonstandard maneuver, the Seahawk rapidly diverged in yaw, driving the AFGS into an acceleration control mode vice the normal rate control mode.
Rynne, diverged even more widely in terms of how it addressed the autonomy of the subjects photographed.
We must be talking about and measuring the same thing, and we must put our measurements in historic perspective if we are going to judge how far we have diverged from nature's own norms.