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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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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.
Because domestication diverges from a standard model of evolution, he says, further experiments are necessary to add weight to Fondon and Garner's theory.
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.