Webster's dictionary defines "diverge" as "to go in different directions from a common point or from each other; as opposed to converge." The noun "divergence" is defined as the act or state of diverging or branching off; a going farther apart; deviation or departure from a norm; difference."
Clark, Hunter R.
"International Law Association Panel Discussion On "Divergence Between The United States And The European Union On Trade And Other Matters.","
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 10
, Article 17.
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