divergent Definition

  • 1tending to be different or develop in different directions
  • 2departing from a set course or path

Using divergent: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "divergent" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The two sisters had divergent personalities.

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    The company's profits showed divergent trends in different regions.

  • Example

    The divergent opinions of the committee members led to a heated debate.

divergent Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for divergent

Phrases with divergent

  • a mathematical series that does not converge to a limit


    The harmonic series is an example of a divergent series.

  • a thought process used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions


    Brainstorming is an example of divergent thinking.

  • a boundary where two tectonic plates move away from each other


    The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is an example of a divergent plate boundary.

Origins of divergent

from Latin 'divergere', meaning 'to separate'


Summary: divergent in Brief

The term 'divergent' [dɪˈvɜːdʒənt] refers to things that tend to be different or develop in different directions, or depart from a set course or path. It can describe personalities, opinions, or trends, as in 'The two sisters had divergent personalities.' 'Divergent' also has specific meanings in mathematics and geology, such as 'divergent series' and 'divergent plate boundary.'