divergent

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Etymology[edit]

Latin dis-, "apart", and vergere, "to turn", plus the adjectival suffix -ent.

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divergent (comparative more divergent, superlative most divergent)

  1. Growing further apart; diverging.
    • 1995, Paul Kussmaul, Training The Translator, John Benjamins Publishing Co, p. 47:
      Divergent thinking and transformations are, of course, no novel phenomena. They have always occurred in the translation process, but perhaps we have not been fully aware of them, or have not been able to categorise them with sufficient precision until now.
  2. (mathematics) Of a series, not converging; not approaching a limit.
  3. Disagreeing from something given; differing.
    a divergent statement
  4. Causing divergence of rays.
    a divergent lens

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divergent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of diverger
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of diverger

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

divergent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of divergeō

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divergent

  1. divergent

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