Definitions for divergentdɪˈvɜr dʒənt, daɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. divergent(adj)

    diverging from another or from a standard

    "a divergent opinion"

  2. divergent, diverging(adj)

    tending to move apart in different directions

Wiktionary

  1. divergent(Adjective)

    Growing further apart; diverging.

  2. divergent(Adjective)

    Describing a series which does not converge, i.e., approach a limit.

  3. Origin: Latin dis-, "apart", and vergere, "to turn", plus the adjectival suffix -ent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Divergent(adj)

    receding farther and farther from each other, as lines radiating from one point; deviating gradually from a given direction; -- opposed to convergent

  2. Divergent(adj)

    causing divergence of rays; as, a divergent lens

  3. Divergent(adj)

    fig.: Disagreeing from something given; differing; as, a divergent statement

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. divergent. See Diverge.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Representatives John Boehner on Wednesday:

    Listen, because America has essentially a two-party system, each of the parties represents a pretty wide divergent set of views, you've got a member here and a member there who are off the reservation. No big deal.

  2. Judge Garaufis ':

    This interaction between the( MasterCard) settlement and the( Amex) settlement agreement illustrates why Friedman's apparent collaboration with Keila Ravelo is so troubling, friedman's ability to be a zealous advocate for the class was compromised by his collaboration with counsel for MasterCard, an entity with interests divergent to those of the class ; there is reason to be concerned that he was not acting solely in the class's interests when he, teamed with Keila Ravelo, engaged in settlement negotiations and decision-making.


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