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
Recent Examples of divergent from the Web
Hudson, who will receive the innovation honor, has also been credited with helping to change the face of Huntsville in areas as divergent as downtown redevelopment, biotechnology and the arts.
The club is 9-5-5 overall in 2017 and has managed major upsets with two divergent starting lineups, which speaks to the quality and depth head coach Alan Koch has plucked from a roster that now numbers 24, as well as Koch's tactical prowess.
But finding ways to respect divergent views doesn’t mean that people will agree.
And though tonight's finale promises more divergent behavior from Landon—
Therein lies the opportunity for disruption: How can retailers satisfy the needs of divergent shopping tastes without overwhelming potential customers with aisles of products that most will never purchase?
And yet, because of the divergent ways Obama and Trump have handled the matter, Moscow appears unlikely to face proportionate consequences.
The Divergent alum has two dramas set for release in October with Thank You for Your Service and Granite Mountain.
Those divergent approaches to labor could well clash when the acquisition closes.
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Origin and Etymology of divergent
Latin divergent-, divergens, present participle of divergere
First Known Use: 1696See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of divergent
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