Definitions for divergentdɪˈvɜr dʒənt, daɪ-
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diverging from another or from a standard
"a divergent opinion"
tending to move apart in different directions
Growing further apart; diverging.
Describing a series which does not converge, i.e., approach a limit.
Origin: Latin dis-, "apart", and vergere, "to turn", plus the adjectival suffix -ent.
receding farther and farther from each other, as lines radiating from one point; deviating gradually from a given direction; -- opposed to convergent
causing divergence of rays; as, a divergent lens
fig.: Disagreeing from something given; differing; as, a divergent statement
Origin: [Cf. F. divergent. See Diverge.]
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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.
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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