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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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Diverge Communications, a digital public relations firm, worked with Boundless to achieve the company's business objectives using a mix of traditional and digital public relations.
It's got funny singing gargoyles, a cuddlier-than-usual Quasimodo and a happy ending that diverges from the novel and previous live-action movie versions.
Miracles" made the central reason for this quite clear: Edmondson's uniquely minimal style of stone carving diverges radically from the painterly, expressionistic, more-is-more sensibility typically associated, for better or for worse, with the work of the artists who inhabit this particular cultural margin - J.
Because domestication diverges from a standard model of evolution, he says, further experiments are necessary to add weight to Fondon and Garner's theory.
TORONTO -- Asigra, the technology specialist in agentless distributed backup and recovery software for network computing, will present a session entitled "Darwin Meets Data Storage: Backup Diverges into Televaulting" at Storage Networking World, Spring 2005 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Ariz.
In contrast, the novelty- and ADHD-linked form of the gene diverges markedly from the most common pattern.
This behavior diverges from mid-2002 when credit spreads widened significantly as stock prices also fell," said Diane Vazza, head of Standard & Poor's Global Fixed Income Research group.
Incidence of the side effect diverges widely, from a few percent to two-thirds of those taking protease inhibitors.