Definitions for "Divergent"
A point on staples that makes the legs spread outwards as the staple is driven into a material.
usually referring to gill trama, in which the tramal hyphae branch outward from the gill center towards the hymenium and downward towards the gill edge.
The same as spreading.
a. (L. divergere, to bend away) separated from one another, having tips further apart than the bases
tending to diverge; to move or lie in different directions from a point; to branch off.
To move in different directions. For example, divergent plate margins are lithospheric plates that are moving apart.
Receding farther and farther from each other, as lines radiating from one point; deviating gradually from a given direction; -- opposed to convergent.
Keywords:  inclining
inclining away from each other.
Fig.: Disagreeing from something given; differing; as, a divergent statement.
Keywords:  lens, rays, causing
Causing divergence of rays; as, a divergent lens.
Keywords:  opinion, standard, another
diverging from another or from a standard; "a divergent opinion"
Keywords:  extending, degrees
Extending away from each other by degrees.