divergent


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   2. (Optics) Causing divergence of rays; as, a divergent lens.
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   3. Fig.: Disagreeing from something given; differing; as, a
      divergent statement.
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   Divergent series. (Math.) See Diverging series, under
      Diverging.
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