from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To go or extend in different directions from a common point; branch out.
- intransitive v. To differ, as in opinion or manner.
- intransitive v. To depart from a set course or norm; deviate. See Synonyms at swerve.
- intransitive v. Mathematics To fail to approach a limit.
- transitive v. To cause (light rays, for example) to diverge; deflect.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To run apart; to separate; to tend into different directions.
- v. To become different; to run apart; to separate; to tend into different directions.
- v. To separate, to tend into a different direction (from another line or path).
- v. To become different, to separate (from another line or path).
- v. Not to converge: to have no limit, or no finite limit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To extend from a common point in different directions; to tend from one point and recede from each other; to tend to spread apart; to turn aside or deviate (as from a given direction); -- opposed to
- intransitive v. To differ from a typical form; to vary from a normal condition; to dissent from a creed or position generally held or taken.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To move or lie in different directions from a common point; branch off: opposed to converge.
- In general, to become or be separated from another, or one from another; take different courses or directions: as, diverging trains of thought; lives that diverge one from the other.
- To differ from a typical form; vary from a normal state or from the truth.
- In mathematics, to become larger (in modulus) without limit: said of an infinite series when, on adding the terms, beginning with the first, the sum increases indefinitely toward infinity. A series may be divergent without diverging. See divergent series, under divergent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have no limits as a mathematical series
- v. be at variance with; be out of line with
- v. move or draw apart
- v. extend in a different direction
Latin dīvergere : Latin dī-, dis-, apart; see dis- + Latin vergere, to bend.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin dīvergō ("bend away from, go in a different direction"), from Latin dī- + vergō ("bend"). (Wiktionary)