• (RP) IPA: /daɪˈvɜːdʒənt/, /dɪˈvɜːdʒənt/
  • (America) IPA: /dɪˈvɝdʒənt/


  1. Growing further apart; diverging.
    • 1995, Paul Kussmaul, Training The Translator, John Benjamins Publishing Co, p. 47:
      Divergent thinking and transformations are, of course, no novel phenomena. They have always occurred in the translation process, but perhaps we have not been fully aware of them, or have not been able to categorise them with sufficient precision until now.
  2. (mathematics) Of a series, not converging; not approaching a limit.
  3. Disagreeing from something given; differing.
    a divergent statement
  4. Causing divergence of rays.
    a divergent lens
Related terms Translations Translations
  • Russian: расходящийся

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