[ dih-vur-juh nt, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈvɜr dʒənt, daɪ- /
CAN YOU ACE THIS QUIZ ABOUT “COMPLIMENT” VS. “COMPLEMENT”?
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Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Origin of divergent
OTHER WORDS FROM divergent
di·ver·gent·ly, adverbnon·di·ver·gent, adjectivenon·di·ver·gent·ly, adverbun·di·ver·gent, adjective
Words nearby divergent
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British Dictionary definitions for non-divergent
/ (daɪˈvɜːdʒənt) /
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 forms of divergentdivergently, adverb
usage for divergent
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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