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

*divergere*

## divergent

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.