# Divergent vs. Different — What's the Difference?

## Compare with Definitions

#### Divergent

Drawing apart from a common point; diverging.
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#### Different

Not the same as another or each other; unlike in nature, form, or quality
You can play this game in different ways
The car is different from anything else on the market
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#### Divergent

Departing from convention.
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#### Different

Distinct; separate
On two different occasions
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#### Divergent

Differing from another
A divergent opinion.
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#### Different

Unlike in form, quality, amount, or nature; dissimilar
Took different approaches to the problem.
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#### Divergent

(Mathematics) Failing to approach a limit; not convergent.
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#### Different

Distinct or separate
That's a different issue altogether.
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#### Divergent

Growing further apart; diverging.
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#### Different

Various or assorted
Interviewed different members of the community.
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#### Divergent

(mathematics) said of a sequence or series Diverging; not approaching a limit.
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#### Different

Differing from all others; unusual
A different point of view.
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#### Divergent

Disagreeing from something given; differing.
A divergent statement
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#### Different

In a different way or manner; otherwise
"Carol ... didn't know different until Elinor told her" (Ben Brantley).
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#### Divergent

Causing divergence of rays.
A divergent lens
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#### Different

Not the same; exhibiting a difference.
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#### Divergent

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

Various, assorted, diverse.
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#### Divergent

Causing divergence of rays; as, a divergent lens.
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#### Different

Distinct, separate; used for emphasis after numbers and other determiners of quantity.
Several different scientists all reached this conclusion at about the same time.
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#### Divergent

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

Unlike most others; unusual.
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#### Divergent

Diverging from another or from a standard;
A divergent opinion
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#### Different

(mathematics) The different ideal.
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#### Divergent

Tending to move apart in different directions
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Differently.
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#### Different

Distinct; separate; not the same; other.
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#### Different

Of various or contrary nature, form, or quality; partially or totally unlike; dissimilar; as, different kinds of food or drink; different states of health; different shapes; different degrees of excellence.
Men are as different from each other, as the regions in which they are born are different.
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#### Different

Unlike in nature or quality or form or degree;
Took different approaches to the problem
Came to a different conclusion
Different parts of the country
On different sides of the issue
This meeting was different from the earlier one
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#### Different

Distinctly separate from the first;
That's another (or different) issue altogether
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#### Different

Differing from all others; not ordinary;
Advertising that strives continually to be different
This new music is certainly different but I don't really like it
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#### Different

Not like; marked by dissimilarity;
For twins they are very unlike
People are profoundly different
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#### Different

Distinct or separate;
Each interviewed different members of the community
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