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 for divergent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. (Optics) Causing divergence of rays; as, a divergent lens.
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     3. Fig.: Disagreeing from something given; differing; as, a
        divergent statement.
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     Divergent series. (Math.) See Diverging series, under
        Diverging.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  divergent
      adj 1: diverging from another or from a standard; "a divergent
             opinion"
      2: tending to move apart in different directions [syn:
         divergent, diverging] [ant: convergent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  239 Moby Thesaurus words for "divergent":
     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, deltalike,
     deltoid, departing, deviant, deviating, deviative, deviatory,
     devious, dichotomous, different, differentiated, differing,
     digressive, disaccordant, disagreeable, disagreeing, discontinuous,
     discordant, discrepant, discrete, discriminated, disharmonious,
     disjoined, disorderly, disparate, disproportionate, 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, palmate, palmated, partitioned,
     peculiar, pluralistic, poles apart, 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
  
  

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