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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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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.
387), I puzzled over the statement that "domestication diverges from a standard model of evolution.
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.