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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.
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.
2% to the homologous NS5/3'NCR region of Peruvian YFV strains (14) and diverged from other Brazilian strains by 6.
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.