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.
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2. (Optics) Causing divergence of rays; as, a divergent lens.
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3. Fig.: Disagreeing from something given; differing; as, a divergent statement.
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Divergent series. (Math.) See Diverging series, under Diverging.
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