diverge

See also: divergé

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin dīvergō (bend away from, go in a different direction), from Latin dī- + vergō (bend).

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diverge (third-person singular simple present diverges, present participle diverging, simple past and past participle diverged)

  1. (intransitive, literally of lines or paths) To run apart; to separate; to tend into different directions.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively, of interests, opinions, or anything else) To become different; to run apart; to separate; to tend into different directions.
    Both stories start out the same way, but they diverge halfway through.
  3. (intransitive, literally of a line or path) To separate, to tend into a different direction (from another line or path).
    The sidewalk runs next to the street for a few miles, then diverges from it and turns north.
  4. (intransitive, figuratively, of an interests, opinion, or anything else) To become different, to separate (from another line or path).
    The software is pretty good, except for a few cases where its behavior diverges from user expectations.
  5. (intransitive, mathematics, of a sequence, series, or function) Not to converge: to have no limit, or no finite limit.
    The sequence x_n = n^2 diverges to infinity: that is, it increases without bound.

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diverge

  1. first-person singular present indicative of diverger
  2. third-person singular present indicative of diverger
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of diverger
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of diverger
  5. second-person singular imperative of diverger

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diverge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of divergere

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VerbEdit

divergē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of divergeō
Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 06:15