1. diverging; differing; deviating.
  2. pertaining to or causing divergence.
  3. (of a mathematical expression) having no finite limits.


  1. diverging or causing divergence
  2. (of opinions, interests, etc) different
  3. maths (of a series) having no limit; not convergent
  4. botany (of plant organs) farther apart at their tops than at their bases

1690s, from Modern Latin divergentem (nominative divergens), present participle of divergere (see diverge). Related: Divergently.

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