Definition of divergent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//daɪˈvɜːdʒənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈvɜːrdʒənt//
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  1. 1developing or moving in different directions; becoming less similar The two scientists have followed divergent paths since the 1960s. divergent evolution from a common ancestor
  2. 2(of opinions, views, etc.) different; no longer similar There are divergent opinions on this issue.
  3. opposite convergent