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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.

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DIVERGENT (adjective)

Sense 1divergent [BACK TO TOP]


Diverging from another or from a standard

Context example:

a divergent opinion


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

Sense 2divergent [BACK TO TOP]


Tending to move apart in different directions


diverging; divergent


branching (resembling the branches of a tree)

radiating (diverging from a common point)


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


convergent (tending to come together from different directions)

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