divergent

[dih-vur-juh nt, dahy-]

adjective

diverging; differing; deviating.
pertaining to or causing divergence.
(of a mathematical expression) having no finite limits.

Origin of divergent

First recorded in 1690–1700, divergent is from the Medieval Latin word dīvergent- (stem of dīvergēns, present participle of dīvergere). See diverge, -ent
Related formsdi·ver·gent·ly, adverbnon·di·ver·gent, adjectivenon·di·ver·gent·ly, adverbun·di·ver·gent, adjectiveun·di·ver·gent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for non-divergent

divergent

adjective

diverging or causing divergence
(of opinions, interests, etc) different
maths (of a series) having no limit; not convergent
botany (of plant organs) farther apart at their tops than at their bases
Derived Formsdivergently, adverb

usage

The use of divergent to mean different as in they hold widely divergent views is considered by some people to be incorrect
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Word Origin and History for non-divergent

divergent

adj.

1690s, from Modern Latin divergentem (nominative divergens), present participle of divergere (see diverge). Related: Divergently.

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