Definition of "divergent" []

  • Drawing apart from a common point; diverging. (adjective)
  • Departing from convention. (adjective)
  • Differing from another: a divergent opinion. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Failing to approach a limit; not convergent. (adjective)
  • Diverging or causing divergence (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of opinions, interests, etc) different (adjective)
  • (of a series) having no limit; not convergent (adjective)
  • (of plant organs) farther apart at their tops than at their bases (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "divergent" in a sentence
  • "It is quite remarkable, but not nearly so remarkable as the dialect spoken in Yorkshire or Cornwall, nor is it as divergent from the English language as those dialects are over others to be found in the British Isles."
  • "On the contrary, the evolutionary explanation for biological diversification is genetic divergence following allopatry in divergent ecosystems."
  • "They†™ re getting progressively more and more divergent from the Earth I left as I keep jumping."