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diverge from (something)

To separate from something and travel in a different direction. Be careful to stay on the highway and not get onto one of the roads that diverge from it. The ranger warned us not to diverge from the paved trails.
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diverge from something

to move in a different direction from something. Her line of thinking diverged from generally accepted thought on this point. The driveway diverges from the main road beyond the fence, straight ahead.
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He examines who our closest living relatives are and when we diverged from them along our evolutionary path.
Microsoft Explorer and Netscape Navigator have supported CSS for years, but have often diverged from the W3C Recommendation.
That uniformity suggests that although distributed from Honduras to Papua New Guinea today, the parasites diverged from a common ancestor at some time within the past 23,000 years, probably less.
The sounds differ so much, he says, that he now suspects they evolved only after the lineage of river dolphins diverged from marine dolphins.
Studies of the only other two monotreme species had suggested that the animals don't have REM sleep, implying that it evolved after monotremes diverged from the other two mammalian branches, marsupials and placentals.
They next calculated the rate at which these random genetic variations occurred, based on estimates that the tribes diverged from a single group between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago.
These and 140 other modern languages are generally believed to have diverged from one ancestral language spoken more than 6,000 years ago, says linguist Merritt Ruhlen, an independent researcher in Palo Alto, Calif.