**1. n. [Geophysics]**

The apparent loss of energy from a wave as it spreads during travel. Spherical divergence decreases energy with the square of the distance.

**See related terms:**
divergence,
Q,
true-amplitude recovery,
wave

**2. n. [Geophysics]**

The apparent loss of intensity of a gravitational or magnetic field with distance. Spherical divergence decreases energy with the square of the distance.