Divergent meaning

dĭ-vûrjənt, dī-
The definition of divergent is things that move in different directions or that are far apart from each other.

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.

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Growing further apart; diverging.
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Departing from convention.
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Drawing apart from a common point; diverging.
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Failing to approach a limit; not convergent.
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Disagreeing from something given; differing.

A divergent statement.

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Differing from another.

A divergent opinion.

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Varying from one another or from a norm; deviating; different.
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Diverging.
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Causing divergence.
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Not convergent, as a mathematical sequence.
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(mathematics) Of a series, not converging; not approaching a limit.
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Causing divergence of rays.

A divergent lens.

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Origin of divergent

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

    From Wiktionary