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di·ver·gent

 (dĭ-vûr′jənt, dī-)
adj.
1. Drawing apart from a common point; diverging.
2. Departing from convention.
3. Differing from another: a divergent opinion.
4. Mathematics Failing to approach a limit; not convergent.

di·ver′gent·ly adv.

divergent

(daɪˈvɜːdʒənt)
adj
1. diverging or causing divergence
2. (of opinions, interests, etc) different
3. (Mathematics) maths (of a series) having no limit; not convergent
4. (Botany) botany (of plant organs) farther apart at their tops than at their bases
diˈvergently adv
Usage: The use of divergent to mean different as in they hold widely divergent views is considered by some people to be incorrect

di•ver•gent

(dɪˈvɜr dʒənt, daɪ-)

adj.
1. diverging; differing; deviating.
2. pertaining to or causing divergence.
3. (of a mathematical expression) having no finite limits.
[1690–1700; < Medieval Latin]
di•ver′gent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.divergent - diverging from another or from a standard; "a divergent opinion"
different - unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"
2.divergent - tending to move apart in different directions
oblique - slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled; "the oblique rays of the winter sun"; "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"; "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base"
convergent - tending to come together from different directions

divergent

adjective different, conflicting, differing, disagreeing, diverse, separate, varying, variant, diverging, dissimilar, deviating two people who have divergent views

divergent

adjective
2. Not like another in nature, quality, amount, or form:
Translations
مُتَباعِد، مُتَبايِن، مُنْفَرِج
odlišný
divergerende
széttartó
mismunandi; fráviks-
odchylný

divergent

[daɪˈvɜːdʒənt] ADJdivergente

divergent

[daɪˈvɜːrənt] adj (= different) [views] → divergent(e)

divergent

adj viewsunterschiedlich, auseinandergehend; interestsunterschiedlich, voneinander abweichend; to take or follow divergent pathsunterschiedliche Wege gehen; to be divergent from somethingvon etw abweichen; divergent response (Psych) → divergente Reaktion

divergent

[daɪˈvɜːdʒnt] adjdivergente

diverge

(daiˈvəːdʒ) verb
1. to separate and go in different directions. The roads diverge three kilometres further on.
2. to differ (from someone or something else); to go away (from a standard). This is where our opinions diverge.
diˈvergence noun
diˈvergent adjective

di·ver·gent

a. divergente, movimiento en sentido opuesto;
___ reactorreactor de potencia ___.
References in classic literature ?
Yes, I have said it and I now repeat it: our destinies are irrevocably united, although we now pursue divergent roads.
Shuttleworthy, and, for good reasons, searched in quarters as divergent as possible from those to which Mr.
This too familiar intonation, less than four years earlier, had brought to her ears expressions of such divergent purpose that her heart became quite sick at the irony of the contrast.
And at midnight we see the theatre break up and discharge its swarm of hilarious youth and beauty; we hear the cries of the hackman-gondoliers, and behold the struggling crowd jump aboard, and the black multitude of boats go skimming down the moonlit avenues; we see them separate here and there, and disappear up divergent streets; we hear the faint sounds of laughter and of shouted farewells floating up out of the distance; and then, the strange pageant being gone, we have lonely stretches of glittering water --of stately buildings--of blotting shadows--of weird stone faces creeping into the moonlight--of deserted bridges--of motionless boats at anchor.
The reflection which resulted from this refraction was, necessarily, divergent and perverted.
Next, Daylight surmised that he might be touched with religion; but, quest about as he would, in a conversation covering the most divergent topics, he could find no hint of queerness or unusualness.
What did love have to do with Ruth's divergent views on art, right conduct, the French Revolution, or equal suffrage?
She could only believe when she wrote to me on leaving England--and I could only believe when I read her letter--that we had first met at the river, and that our divergent destinies had ended in parting us forever.
And such was her brightness that the shadows of all objects lay divergent from her feet, turning as she moved.
In its third period, therefore, epic poetry shows two divergent tendencies.
And here the importance of the principle of benefit being derived from divergence of character comes in; for this will generally lead to the most different or divergent variations (represented by the outer dotted lines) being preserved and accumulated by natural selection.
If everybody were shortsighted and obsessed with beliefs as to what was going to be visible, we might have to make the best of such testimony, but we should need to correct its errors by taking care to collect the simultaneous evidence of people with the most divergent expectations.