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


  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.]

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