Divergent series. (Math.) See Diverging series, under Diverging.

(Di*ver"ging), a. Tending in different directions from a common center; spreading apart; divergent.

Diverging series(Math.), a series whose terms are larger as the series is extended; a series the sum of whose terms does not approach a finite limit when the series is extended indefinitely; — opposed to a converging series.

(Di*ver"ging*ly) adv. In a diverging manner.

(Di"vers) a. [F. divers, L. diversus turned in different directions, different, p. p. of divertere. See Divert, and cf. Diverse.]

1. Different in kind or species; diverse. [Obs.]

Every sect of them hath a divers posture.

Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds.
Deut. xxii. 9.

2. Several; sundry; various; more than one, but not a great number; as, divers philosophers. Also used substantively or pronominally.

Divers of Antonio's creditors.

Divers is now limited to the plural; as, divers ways Besides plurality it ordinarily implies variety of kind.

(Di"verse) a. [The same word as divers. See Divers.]

1. Different; unlike; dissimilar; distinct; separate.

The word . . . is used in a sense very diverse from its original import.
J. Edwards.

Our roads are diverse: farewell, love! said she.
R. Browning.

2. Capable of various forms; multiform.

Eloquence is a great and diverse thing.
B. Jonson.

(Di*verse") adv. In different directions; diversely.

(di*verse") v. i. To turn aside. [Obs.]

The redcross knight diverst, but forth rode Britomart.

(Di"verse*ly) adv.

1. In different ways; differently; variously. "Diversely interpreted." Bacon.

How diversely love doth his pageants play.

1. Receding farther and farther from each other, as lines radiating from one point; deviating gradually from a given direction; — opposed to convergent.

2. (Optics) Causing divergence of rays; as, a divergent lens.

3. Fig.: Disagreeing from something given; differing; as, a divergent statement.

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