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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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The post Cyprus solution cannot diverge from international and European law, Greek president says appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
That length of the M8/A8 Edinburgh - Greenock Trunk Road, being the newly constructed eastbound carriageway from where it diverges from the circulatory carriageway at Swinton generally eastwards to where it meets the circulatory carriageway of the Baillieston Interchange roundabout, a distance of 270 metres or thereby.
Here's hoping she diverges from any more fashion disasters.
The book has--in this reviewer's opinion--three weaknesses: One: At times, Callahan diverges from the crux of the topic through considerable efforts to contextualize his major points.
The government-directed, Manhattan Project-style program diverges from the historic pattern of technological breakthroughs.
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387), I puzzled over the statement that "domestication diverges from a standard model of evolution...." Darwin's primary evidence for The Origin of Species included observations of domesticated pigeons and other species, and even Mendel worked with garden peas.
Many scholars believe that the United States diverges significantly from the trend of steady government expansion experienced in Europe.
In World on Fire (Doubleday), Amy Chua, professor of law at Yale, diverges from the apostles of globalization, who reaffirm that exporting the free market model will increase peace and prosperity around the world.
However, as the number of cartridges per tape drive ratio increases, as is the case with an automated library, the cost per megabyte of tape storage diverges quickly from disk and can be as little as 1/20th the cost per megabyte of disk.