Business / Finance / Divergence: Payments from fund or corporate cash flow. May include dividends from earnings, capital gains from sale of portfolio holdings and return of capital. Fund distributions can be made by check or by investing in additional shares. Funds are required to distribute capital gains (if any) to shareholders at least once per year. Some corporations offer Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRP).

Genetic Divergence

Science / Biology / Genetic Divergence: The separation of a populations gene pool from the gene pools of other populations due to mutation, genetic drift, and selection. Continued divergence can lead to speciation. MORE

Source Size

Science / Spiders / Source Size: the size of the virtual electron source in the electron microscope, resulting in illumination divergence, which determines the degree of spatial coherence. The source size is given as an angle, in deg MORE


Technology / Rockets / Half-Angle: The divergence of the exhaust cone referring to the angle one side makes with the centerline. Conventionally 15 to 18 degrees but may be larger or smaller. MORE