Definition of divergent
1a : moving or extending in different directions from a common point : diverging from each other divergent pathsb : differing from each other or from a standard the divergent interests of capital and labor
2 mathematics : relating to or being an infinite (see 1infinite 4c) sequence that does not have a limit or an infinite series whose partial sums do not have a limit
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Divergent body types and skill-sets have prevented direct comparisons between Durant and James, but for any great player, Durant included and maybe especially, James has set the bar for achievement.
My door is open to all who wish to discuss the way forward, even those who might hold divergent perspectives.
David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc., examines divergent policy for the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank.
Their one record together, 1977's Two the Hard Way, was disparaged by critics and their divergent fan bases and was a particularly tough sell given Cher's professional reunion with Bono for a new CBS show at the time.
Their hormonal precursors---the ITP/CHH's---had more divergent origins, popping up around 410 million years ago in spiders and 250 million years ago in centipedes.
Rondo of Blood is a straightforward CV adventure with no backtracking and few divergent paths.
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Origin and Etymology of divergent
Latin divergent-, divergens, present participle of divergere
First Known Use: 1696
Synonym Discussion of divergent
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