divergent


di·ver·gent

adjective \-jənt\

Definition of DIVERGENT

1
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>
di·ver·gent·ly adverb

Origin of DIVERGENT

Latin divergent-, divergens, present participle of divergere
First Known Use: 1696

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