To extend from a common point in different directions; to tend from one point and recede from each other; to tend to spread apart; to turn aside or deviate (as from a given direction); -- opposed to converge; as, rays of light diverge as they proceed from the sun.
The inability of the numerical model to achieve convergence by the iteration technique.
To move in different directions from a common point or from each other. from Webster's New World Dictionary. The opposite of diverge is converge.
Submitted By The Authors A point diverges if it escapes from a set boundry, or goes to infinity, when the equation is iterated.
For algorithms or computers, to run without halting; for iterative systems, to reach a state such that all future states explode in size.
For algorithms or computers, to run forever and never halt; for iterative systems (like the equations for the Mandelbrot set), reaching a state such that all future states explode in size.