Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of divaricating.
  • noun The condition of being divaricate.
  • noun A divergence of opinion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of branching off or diverging; separation into branches; a parting, as from a main stem or stock.
  • noun Specifically, in botany and zoology, a crossing or intersection of fibers at different angles: in entomology, applied to the parting of the veins or nervures of the wings.
  • noun A divergence or division in opinion; ambiguity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A separation into two parts or branches; a forking; a divergence.
  • noun An ambiguity of meaning; a disagreement of difference in opinion.
  • noun (Biol.) A divergence of lines of color sculpture, or of fibers at different angles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A divergence of opinion.
  • noun The point at which branching occurs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun branching at a wide angle

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin divaricat-, past participle stem of divaricare, from di- + varicare ‘stretch (the legs) apart’

Examples

  • Furthermore, from the aorta and the great vein at the points of divarication there branch off other veins.

    The History of Animals

  • The other cause of my being averse from consulting with dumb women is, that to our signs they would make no answer at all, but suddenly fall backwards in a divarication posture, to intimate thereby unto us the reality of their consent to the supposed motion of our tacit demands.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • It is just this situation, viz. when each of two opposites has both a good and a bad consequence opposite respectively to each other, that has been termed divarication.

    Rhetoric

  • The other cause of my being averse from consulting with dumb women is, that to our signs they would make no answer at all, but suddenly fall backwards in a divarication posture, to intimate thereby unto us the reality of their consent to the supposed motion of our tacit demands.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • But the pain in itself was worthless unless discipline could be maintained and the divarication of the mental network kept firmly under control.

    The Golden Torc

  • The other cause of my being averse from consulting with dumb women is, that to our signs they would make no answer at all, but suddenly fall backwards in a divarication posture, to intimate thereby unto us the reality of their consent to the supposed motion of our tacit demands.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 3

  • According to this picture, this flowchart has two divarication.

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  • According to this picture, this flowchart has one divarication.

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