# Dictionary Definition

divergent adj

1 diverging from another or from a standard; "a
divergent opinion"

2 tending to move apart in different directions
[syn: diverging] [ant:
convergent]

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Adjective

#### Translations

growing further apart; diverging

- Finnish: erilleen menevä, erkaantuva

series which doesn't converge

- Finnish: hajaantuva
- Swedish: divergent

## Swedish

### Adjective

#### Antonyms

# Extensive Definition

Divergence can refer to:

In mathematics:

- Divergence, a function that associates a scalar with every point of a vector field
- The defining property of divergent series; series that have no bounded sum

In science:

- Genetic divergence
- Divergence (eye), the simultaneous outward movement of both eyes away each other
- Beam divergence, the half-angle of the cone formed by a beam of light as it propagates and spreads out.
- Ultraviolet divergence or infrared divergence, behaviors of a field theory in quantum physics.
- Kullback–Leibler divergence, also known as the "information divergence" in probability theory and information theory

In the arts:

- Divergence (album), a 1972 album by Solution
- Divergence (novel), a novel by Charles Sheffield
- Divergence (book), a novel by Tony Ballantyne
- Divergence (Enterprise episode), a fourth-season episode of Star Trek: Enterprise
- Divergence (film), a 2005 film from Hong Kong

## See also

- Divergent boundary, a zone where tectonic plates are moving apart
- Divergence theorem, a mathematical result by Gauss and Ostrogradsky
- Point of divergence, a point in fictional history from which stories take different routes
- Convergence

divergent in Bulgarian: Дивергенция
(пояснение)

divergent in German: Divergenz

divergent in Estonian: Divergents

divergent in Spanish: Divergencia

divergent in French: Divergence

divergent in Korean: 발산

divergent in Hungarian: Divergencia

divergent in Dutch: Divergentie

divergent in Slovak: Divergencia

divergent in Swedish: Divergens

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aberrant, abnormal, altered, amorphous, anomalistic, anomalous, antagonistic, antipathetic, antithetical, apart, assorted, asunder, at cross-purposes, at
loggerheads, at odds, at variance, at war, atypical, backhand, backhanded, better, bipartite, capricious, centrifugal, changeable, changed, changing, choppy, circuitous, clashing, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, contrasted, contrasting, converted, counter, crank, crankish, cranky, cross, crotchety, deflectional, degenerate, delta-shaped,
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dissident, dissimilar, dissonant, distant, distinct, distinguished, divagational, divaricate, divaricating, diverging, divers, diverse, diversified, diversiform, dotty, eccentric, erose, erratic, exceptional, excursive, fan-shaped,
fanlike, fey, flaky, formless, freakish, funny, grating, hardly like, heteroclite, heterogeneous, heteromorphic, hostile, idiocratic, idiosyncratic, immiscible, improved, impulsive, in disagreement, in
two, inaccordant,
incoherent, incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent, inconsonant, inconstant, indirect, inharmonious, insular, irreconcilable, irregular, jagged, jangling, jarring, jerky, kinky, kooky, left-handed, maggoty, many, mercurial, metamorphosed, metastasized, modified, motley, multifarious, mutable, mutant, negative, noncohesive, nonconformist, nonstandard, nonuniform, nutty, oblique, odd, oddball, off, off-key, offbeat, opposite, out, out of accord, out of whack,
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poles asunder, qualified, queer, quirky, ragged, rebuilt, reformed, renewed, repugnant, revived, revolutionary, rough, scarcely like, screwball, screwy, separate, separated, several, shapeless, side, sidelong, singular, sinister, sinistral, spasmodic, splayed, sporadic, strange, stray, straying, subnormal, subversive, transformed, translated, transmuted, twisted, unalike, unassociated, unattached, unattended, unconformable, uncongenial, unconnected, unconventional, unequable, unequal, uneven, unharmonious, unidentical, unjoined, unlike, unmatched, unmitigated, unnatural, unorthodox, unregular, unresembling, unsame, unsimilar, unstable, unsteady, unsystematic, ununiform, variable, variant, varied, variegated, variform, various, varying, wacky, wandering, wavering, whimsical, widely apart,
worlds apart, worse