Divergent series
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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