Meaning of DIVERGENT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ -jənt ]


Etymology: Latin divergent-, divergens, present participle of divergere

Date: 1696


a. : diverging from each other

divergent paths

b. : differing from each other or from a standard

the divergent interests of capital and labor

2. : relating to or being an infinite sequence that does not have a limit or an infinite series whose partial sums do not have a limit

3. : causing divergence of rays

a divergent lens

Synonyms: see different

• di·ver·gent·ly adverb

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