divergent

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1. di- "apart" + verg- + -ent.
2. => turn toward to different directions, tend toward to different directions, go in different directions.
1690s, from Modern Latin divergentem (nominative divergens), present participle of divergere (see diverge). Related: Divergently.
1. Similar customs were known in widely divergent cultures such as Ancient Egypt and Scandinavia.

2. If a sequence is not convergent, it is divergent.

3. The two countries followed very divergent pricing policies.

4. Their underlying causes and mechanisms are divergent.

5. The ratio of hospital beds to population is similarly divergent between these two sets of nations.