divergent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /daɪˈvɜː(ɹ)dʒənt/, /dɪˈvɜː(ɹ)dʒənt/

Adjective[edit]

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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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

divergent

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

Adjective[edit]

divergent m ‎(feminine singular divergente, masculine plural divergents, feminine plural divergentes)

  1. divergent

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

divergent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of divergeō

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

divergent

  1. divergent

Declension[edit]

Inflection of divergent
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular divergent
Neuter singular divergent
Plural divergenta
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 divergente
All divergenta
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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