Di*ver"gent (?), a. [Cf. F. divergent. See Diverge.]


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.


Fig.: Disagreeing from something given; differing; as, a divergent statement.

Divergent series. Math. See Diverging series, under Diverging.


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