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Meaning of DIVERGENT

Pronunciation:  di'vurjunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  tending to move apart in different directions
  2. [adj]  diverging from another or from a standard; "a divergent opinion"
 

DIVERGENT is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: branching, different, differing(a), diverging, radiating(a)
 
 Antonyms: convergent
 
 See Also: oblique

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di*ver"gent\, a. [Cf. F. divergent. See {Diverge}.]
1. Receding farther and farther from each other, as lines
   radiating from one point; deviating gradually from a given
   direction; -- opposed to {convergent}.

2. (Optics) Causing divergence of rays; as, a divergent lens.

3. Fig.: Disagreeing from something given; differing; as, a
   divergent statement.

{Divergent series}. (Math.) See {Diverging series}, under
   {Diverging}.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Separated from one another, having tips further apart than the bases.
 
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