adjective
- An example of divergent are the ideologies of a liberal democrat and a conservative republican.
- An example of divergent is a path that splits off into two different directions.
The definition of divergent is things that move in different directions or that are far apart from each other.
divergent
- diverging
- varying from one another or from a norm; deviating; different
- causing divergence
- not convergent, as a mathematical sequence
Origin of divergent
Medieval Latin divergens, present participle of divergeredivergent
adjective
- Drawing apart from a common point; diverging.
- Departing from convention.
- Differing from another: a divergent opinion.
- Mathematics Failing to approach a limit; not convergent.
Related Forms:
- di·ver′gent·ly
adverb
divergent
Adjective
(comparative more divergent, superlative most divergent)
- Growing further apart; diverging.
- (mathematics) Of a series, not converging; not approaching a limit.
- Disagreeing from something given; differing.
- a divergent statement
- Causing divergence of rays.
- a divergent lens
Anagrams
- ridge vent
Origin
Latin dis-, "apart", and vergere, "to turn", plus the adjectival suffix -ent.