Definition of Diverging

1. Adjective. Tending to move apart in different directions.

Exact synonyms: Divergent
Similar to: Branching, Radiating
Also: Oblique
Antonyms: Convergent
Derivative terms: Diverge, Diverge, Divergence, Divergency

Definition of Diverging

1. a. Tending in different directions from a common center; spreading apart; divergent.

Definition of Diverging

1. Verb. (present participle of diverge) ¹

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Definition of Diverging

1. diverge [v] - See also: diverge

Medical Definition of Diverging

1. Tending in different directions from a common center; spreading apart; divergent. Diverging series, a series whose terms are larger as the series is extended; a series the sum of whose terms does not approach a finite limit when the series is extended indefinitely; opposed to a converging series. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diverging

divergence insufficiency exotropia
divergent evolution
divergent gill trama
divergent series
divergent squint
divergent strabismus
divergent thinker
divergent thinking
diverging (current term)
diverging lens
diverging meniscus
divers' spectacles

Literary usage of Diverging

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1. A Treatise on Hydraulics by Mansfield Merriman (1889)
"diverging AND COMPOUND TUBES. In Fig. 42 is shown a diverging conical tube BC, and two compound tubes. The compound tube ABC consists of two cones, ..."

2. The microscope and its revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter (1856)
"3); whilst, if the incident rays be diverging from a distant point, their focus will be more distant from the lens than its principal focus (Fig. 4). FIG. ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"The diverging or peduncular fibres consist of a main body, which originates in the cord and medulla oblongata, forms the longitudinal fibres of the pons, ..."

4. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy by Augustin Privat-Deschanel (1878)
"diverging Lena ire thicker in the middle than at the edges. ... the second plano-concave, and the third convexo-concave also called a diverging meniscus). ..."

5. A Manual of Machinery and Millwork by William John Macquorn Rankine (1893)
"diverging Train*. — One train of mechanism may diverge into two or more; that is to say, ... Examples of diverging trains might be multiplied to any extent. ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"... which were united to outside diverging or wing rails by means of channel irons of aU shape, bolted or riveted, as therein described, without refer- j од ..."

7. Hydraulics with Working Tables by Edward Skelton Bellasis (1922)
"With a conical diverging tube (Fig. 53) the jet contracts on entering and expands ... A compound diverging tube (Figs. 54 to 60) consists of a converging or ..."

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