AskDefine | Define diverge

Dictionary Definition



1 move or draw apart; "The two paths diverge here" [ant: converge]
2 have no limits as a mathematical series [ant: converge, converge]
3 extend in a different direction; "The lines start to diverge here"; "Their interests diverged" [ant: converge]
4 be at variance with; be out of line with [syn: deviate, vary, depart] [ant: conform]

User Contributed Dictionary



From Latin di-, from dis-, "apart", + vergere, "to bend".



  1. to run apart; to tend into different directions
  2. (of a sequence) to have no limit



to have no limit
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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:
In the arts:

See also

diverge in Bulgarian: Дивергенция (пояснение)
diverge in German: Divergenz
diverge in Estonian: Divergents
diverge in Spanish: Divergencia
diverge in French: Divergence
diverge in Korean: 발산
diverge in Hungarian: Divergencia
diverge in Dutch: Divergentie
diverge in Slovak: Divergencia
diverge in Swedish: Divergens

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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