Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of DIVERGENT

Pronunciation:  di'vurjunt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Separated from one another, having tips further apart than the bases.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aberrant, abnormal, altered, amorphous, anomalistic, anomalous, antagonistic, antipathetic, antithetical, apart, assorted, asunder, at cross-purposes, at loggerheads, at odds, at variance, at war, atypical, backhand, backhanded, better, bipartite, capricious, centrifugal, changeable, changed, changing, choppy, circuitous, clashing, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, contrasted, contrasting, converted, counter, crank, crankish, cranky, cross, crotchety, deflectional, degenerate, deltalike, delta-shaped, deltoid, departing, deviant, deviating, deviative, deviatory, devious, dichotomous, different, differentiated, differing, digressive, disaccordant, disagreeable, disagreeing, discontinuous, discordant, discrepant, discrete, discriminated, disharmonious, disjoined, disorderly, disparate, disproportionate, dissident, dissimilar, dissonant, distant, distinct, distinguished, divagational, divaricate, divaricating, diverging, divers, diverse, diversified, diversiform, dotty, eccentric, erose, erratic, exceptional, excursive, fanlike, fan-shaped, fey, flaky, formless, freakish, funny, grating, hardly like, heteroclite, heterogeneous, heteromorphic, hostile, idiocratic, idiosyncratic, immiscible, improved, impulsive, in disagreement, in two, inaccordant, incoherent, incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent, inconsonant, inconstant, indirect, inharmonious, insular, irreconcilable, irregular, jagged, jangling, jarring, jerky, kinky, kooky, left-handed, maggoty, many, mercurial, metamorphosed, metastasized, modified, motley, multifarious, mutable, mutant, negative, noncohesive, nonconformist, nonstandard, nonuniform, nutty, oblique, odd, oddball, off, offbeat, off-key, opposite, out, out of accord, out of whack, palmate, palmated, partitioned, peculiar, pluralistic, poles apart, poles asunder, qualified, queer, quirky, ragged, rebuilt, reformed, renewed, repugnant, revived, revolutionary, rough, scarcely like, screwball, screwy, separate, separated, several, shapeless, side, sidelong, singular, sinister, sinistral, spasmodic, splayed, sporadic, strange, stray, straying, subnormal, subversive, transformed, translated, transmuted, twisted, unalike, unassociated, unattached, unattended, unconformable, uncongenial, unconnected, unconventional, unequable, unequal, uneven, unharmonious, unidentical, unjoined, unlike, unmatched, unmitigated, unnatural, unorthodox, unregular, unresembling, unsame, unsimilar, unstable, unsteady, unsystematic, ununiform, variable, variant, varied, variegated, variform, various, varying, wacky, wandering, wavering, whimsical, widely apart, worlds apart, worse