Divergent
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}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Optics) Causing divergence of rays; as, a divergent lens. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: Disagreeing from something given; differing; as, a divergent statement. [1913 Webster]

{Divergent series}. (Math.) See {Diverging series}, under {Diverging}. [1913 Webster]


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  • divergent — divergent, ente [ divɛrʒɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1626; lat. sc. divergens, de divergere 1 ♦ Qui diverge, qui va en s écartant. Rayons divergents. Lignes, droites divergentes. Strabisme divergent. Lentille divergente, qui fait diverger un faisceau… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • divergent — DIVERGÉNT, Ă, divergenţi, te, adj. 1. (Despre linii geometrice, raze luminoase dintr un fascicul etc.) Care se depărtează dintr un punct comun în direcţii diferite; (despre fascicule de raze luminoase) a cărui secţiune creşte pe măsura depărtării …   Dicționar Român

  • divergent — Adj verschieden, auseinandergehend per. Wortschatz fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ml. divergens ( entis), Partizip von l. dīvergere, zu l. vergere sich neigen, gelegen sein, erstrecken und l. dis . Das zugrundeliegende Verb ist entlehnt …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • divergent — divergent, ente (di vèr jan, jan t ) adj. 1°   Terme de géométrie. Qui va en s écartant l un de l autre, en parlant des lignes, des rayons. Lignes divergentes.    Terme d algèbre. Série divergente, celle dont les termes croissent continuellement… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • divergent — I adjective aberrant, bifurcate, bifurcated, branching, departing, deviating, deviative, deviatory, different, differing, discrepant, disharmonious, disparate, dissimilar, divaricating, diverging, diverse, diversified, eccentric, factional,… …   Law dictionary

  • Divergent — oder divergirend, heißen in der Geometrie 2 gerade, in einer Ebene liegende nicht parallele Linien, auf der Seite, nach welcher sie sich immer weiter von einander entfernen, je mehr sie verlängert werden. Divergirend heißen auch in der Analysis… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • divergent — DIVERGENT, ENTE. adj. Terme de Géométrie et d Optique. On donne ce nom à des lignes qui vont en s écartant l une de l autre. Lignes divergentes. Rayons divergens …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • divergent — 1690s, from Mod.L. divergentem (nom. divergens), prp. of divergere (see DIVERGE (Cf. diverge)). Related: Divergently …   Etymology dictionary

  • divergent — *different, diverse, disparate, various Analogous words: *opposite, contradictory, contrary, antithetical Antonyms: convergent Contrasted words: similar, *like, parallel, identical, uniform …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • divergent — [adj] differing aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, antithetical, atypical, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, deviating, different, disagreeing, disparate, dissimilar, dissonant, distant, diverging, diverse, factional, factious, irregular, off key …   New thesaurus

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