divergent

  • 1 divergent — divergent, ente [ divɛrʒɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1626; lat. sc. divergens, de divergere 1 ♦ Qui diverge, qui va en s écartant. Rayons divergents. Lignes, droites divergentes. Strabisme divergent. Lentille divergente, qui fait diverger un faisceau… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 divergent — DIVERGÉNT, Ă, divergenţi, te, adj. 1. (Despre linii geometrice, raze luminoase dintr un fascicul etc.) Care se depărtează dintr un punct comun în direcţii diferite; (despre fascicule de raze luminoase) a cărui secţiune creşte pe măsura depărtării …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 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}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Optics) Causing… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 divergent — Adj verschieden, auseinandergehend per. Wortschatz fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ml. divergens ( entis), Partizip von l. dīvergere, zu l. vergere sich neigen, gelegen sein, erstrecken und l. dis . Das zugrundeliegende Verb ist entlehnt …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 5 divergent — divergent, ente (di vèr jan, jan t ) adj. 1°   Terme de géométrie. Qui va en s écartant l un de l autre, en parlant des lignes, des rayons. Lignes divergentes.    Terme d algèbre. Série divergente, celle dont les termes croissent continuellement… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 6 divergent — I adjective aberrant, bifurcate, bifurcated, branching, departing, deviating, deviative, deviatory, different, differing, discrepant, disharmonious, disparate, dissimilar, divaricating, diverging, diverse, diversified, eccentric, factional,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 Divergent — oder divergirend, heißen in der Geometrie 2 gerade, in einer Ebene liegende nicht parallele Linien, auf der Seite, nach welcher sie sich immer weiter von einander entfernen, je mehr sie verlängert werden. Divergirend heißen auch in der Analysis… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 8 divergent — DIVERGENT, ENTE. adj. Terme de Géométrie et d Optique. On donne ce nom à des lignes qui vont en s écartant l une de l autre. Lignes divergentes. Rayons divergens …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 9 divergent — 1690s, from Mod.L. divergentem (nom. divergens), prp. of divergere (see DIVERGE (Cf. diverge)). Related: Divergently …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 divergent — *different, diverse, disparate, various Analogous words: *opposite, contradictory, contrary, antithetical Antonyms: convergent Contrasted words: similar, *like, parallel, identical, uniform …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 divergent — [adj] differing aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, antithetical, atypical, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, deviating, different, disagreeing, disparate, dissimilar, dissonant, distant, diverging, diverse, factional, factious, irregular, off key …

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  • 12 divergent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ diverging. DERIVATIVES divergently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 divergent — [dəvʉr′jənt, dīvʉr′jənt] adj. [ML divergens, prp. of divergere] 1. diverging 2. varying from one another or from a norm; deviating; different 3. causing divergence 4. not convergent, as a mathematical sequence SYN. DIFFERENT divergently adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 divergent — diverge di‧verge [daɪˈvɜːdʒ, d ǁ ɜːrdʒ] verb [intransitive] ECONOMICS if two or more rates of interest, unemployment etc diverge, the difference between them becomes larger: • Business cycles in different EU countries currently diverge… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 divergent — adjective Etymology: Latin divergent , divergens, present participle of divergere Date: 1696 1. a. diverging from each other < divergent paths > b. differing from each other or from a standard < the divergent interests of …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 Divergent — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Divergent », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) en mathématiques suite divergente série… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 17 divergent — [[t]daɪvɜ͟ː(r)ʤ(ə)nt, AM dɪ [/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Divergent things are different from each other. [FORMAL] Two people who have divergent views on this question are George Watt and Bob Marr... Similar customs were known in widely divergent… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 divergent — divergently, adv. /di verr jeuhnt, duy /, adj. 1. diverging; differing; deviating. 2. pertaining to or causing divergence. 3. (of a mathematical expression) having no finite limits. [1690 1700; < ML divergent (s. of divergens, prp. of divergere) …

    Universalium

  • 19 divergent — adjective a) Growing further apart; diverging. Divergent thinking and transformations are, of course, no novel phenomena. They have always occurred in the translation process, but perhaps we have not been fully aware of them, or have not been… …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 divergent — adj. Divergent is used with these nouns: ↑path, ↑thinking, ↑view …

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