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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divergent  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  divergent 
  adj  1:  diverging  from  another  or  from  a  standard;  "a  divergent 
  opinion"  [syn:  {differing(a)}] 
  2:  tending  to  move  apart  in  different  directions  [syn:  {diverging}] 
  [ant:  {convergent}] 




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