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DIVERGENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does divergent mean? 

DIVERGENT (adjective)
  The adjective DIVERGENT has 2 senses:

1. diverging from another or from a standard
2. tending to move apart in different directions

  Familiarity information: DIVERGENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIVERGENT (adjective)


Sense 1divergent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Diverging from another or from a standard

Context example:

a divergent opinion

Similar:

different (unlike in nature or quality or form or degree)


Sense 2divergent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tending to move apart in different directions

Synonyms:

diverging; divergent

Similar:

branching (resembling the branches of a tree)

radiating (diverging from a common point)

Also:

oblique (slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled)

Antonym:

convergent (tending to come together from different directions)


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