# con-verge

## converge

[kuhn-vurj]
verb (used without object), converged, converging.
1.
to tend to meet in a point or line; incline toward each other, as lines that are not parallel.
2.
to tend to a common result, conclusion, etc.
3.
Mathematics.
a.
(of a sequence) to have values eventually arbitrarily close to some number; to have a finite limit.
b.
(of an infinite series) to have a finite sum; to have a sequence of partial sums that converges.
c.
(of an improper integral) to have a finite value.
d.
(of a net) to be residually in every neighborhood of some point.
verb (used with object), converged, converging.
4.
to cause to converge.

Origin:
1685–95; < Late Latin convergere to incline together. See con-, verge2

reconverge, verb (used without object), reconverged, reconverging.

1. approach, focus, come together.
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 converge (kənˈvɜːdʒ) —vb 1. to move or cause to move towards the same point: crowds converged on the city 2. to meet or cause to meet; join 3. (intr) (of opinions, effects, etc) to tend towards a common conclusion or result 4. (intr) maths (of an infinite series or sequence) to approach a finite limit as the number of terms increases 5. (intr) (of animals and plants during evolutionary development) to undergo convergence [C17: from Late Latin convergere, from Latin com- together + vergere to incline]

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converge
1691, from L.L. convergere "to incline together" from com- "together" + vergere "to bend" (see verge (v.)). Related: convergence (1713); convergent (mid-18c.); converging (1776). Convergent evolution was in use among biologists by 1890.
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 converge   (kən-vûrj')  Pronunciation Key  To tend toward or approach an intersecting point. In calculus, to approach a limit.
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