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[dih-vurj, dahy-]
verb (used without object), diverged, diverging.
to move, lie, or extend in different directions from a common point; branch off.
to differ in opinion, character, form, etc.; deviate.
Mathematics. (of a sequence, series, etc.) to have no unique limit; to have infinity as a limit.
to turn aside or deviate, as from a path, practice, or plan.
verb (used with object), diverged, diverging.
to deflect or turn aside.

1655–65; < Medieval Latin dīvergere, equivalent to Latin dī- di-2 + vergere to incline

nondiverging, adjective
undiverging, adjective

digress, diverge, diverse.

1. separate, deviate, fork. 4. See deviate.
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diverge (daɪˈvɜːdʒ)
1.  to separate or cause to separate and go in different directions from a point
2.  (intr) to be at variance; differ: our opinions diverge
3.  (intr) to deviate from a prescribed course
4.  (intr) maths (of a series or sequence) to have no limit
[C17: from Medieval Latin dīvergere, from Latin di-² + vergere to turn]

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Word Origin & History

1660s, from L. divergere "go in different directions," from dis- "apart" + vergere "to bend, turn" (see verge (v.)). Originally a term in optics; the figurative sense is 19c. Related: Diverged; diverging.
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