Definition of Divergent

1. Adjective. Diverging from another or from a standard. "A divergent opinion"

Similar to: Different
Derivative terms: Diverge, Divergence, Divergency

2. Adjective. Tending to move apart in different directions.
Exact synonyms: Diverging
Similar to: Branching, Radiating
Also: Oblique
Antonyms: Convergent
Derivative terms: Diverge, Diverge, Divergence, Divergency

Definition of Divergent

1. a. Receding farther and farther from each other, as lines radiating from one point; deviating gradually from a given direction; -- opposed to convergent.

Definition of Divergent

1. Adjective. Growing further apart; diverging. ¹

2. Adjective. (mathematics) Describing a series which does not converge, i.e., approach a limit. ¹

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Definition of Divergent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Divergent

1. Separated from one another, having tips further apart than the bases. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Divergent

diver's paralysis
divergence excess exotropia
divergence insufficiency
divergence insufficiency exotropia
divergent evolution
divergent gill trama
divergent series
divergent squint
divergent strabismus
divergent thinker
divergent thinking
diverging lens
diverging meniscus

Literary usage of Divergent

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1. Algebra: An Elementary Text-book for the Higher Classes of Secondary Schools by George Chrystal (1893)
"... +«„) be convergent, then 11(1 +un) is convergent. n 3rd. If 2 log (1 + un) is divergent, and Li) log (1 + wn) = + oo , then 11(1 + «,„) is divergent. ..."

2. Introduction to the Theory of Fourier's Series and Integrals by Horatio Scott Carslaw (1921)
"In this case we say that the sequence is divergent, and that it diverges to + oo, ... In the first edition of this book, the term divergent was used as ..."

3. Evolution, racial and habitudinal by John Thomas Gulick (1905)
"INDEPENDENT TRANSFORMATION divergent. 4. The Transformation of Freely ... Independent Transformation Always divergent. If any species is divided into two or ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"Disappearance of the Distinction between Direct and Alternating divergent Series. 46. (e). But, still pursuing the subject along the same lines, ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"The great facts are (1) that all known lines of human development are convergent forward and hence divergent backward, and (2) that all well-known lines of ..."

6. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1904)
"It must rest on peculiarities or characteristics that substantially differentiate the localities included from those excluded, and that render divergent ..."

7. The Conduct of War: A Short Treatise on Its Most Important Branches and by Colmar Goltz, George Francis Leverson (1908)
"All the advantages of the divergent retreat, namely, that it prepares a surprise for the enemy, that it compels him to alter his dispositions and order of ..."

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