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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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Although he provides a very strong account of jazz criticism in the 1930s, he might have done a more thorough job of detailing how the work of Hammond and Dodge diverged from or was similar to the cosmopolitan musical visions of Du Bois, Locke, and other black aestheticians.
The evolutionary precursors of modern apes and people diverged from ancient monkeys between 29 million and 34.
Contrary to the claims of the plaintiffs, Idealab has never diverged from its mission of creating and operating technology companies.
It should have come as no surprise that the rat's DNA had "changed much more than the human genome had since the two species diverged from a common ancestor" ("Devil's Lapdog Gets Its Due: The lab rat bares its DNA to biologists," SN: 4/3/04, p.
A small genetic analysis 5 years ago found some support for the idea that indigobirds diverged from other birds much more recently than their hosts did, a finding that favors the song scenario over cospeciation of indigobirds and hosts.
Over the last few days, large cap stocks have diverged from the market.
He examines who our closest living relatives are and when we diverged from them along our evolutionary path.