follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

converge

[kuh n-vurj] /kənˈvɜrdʒ/
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.
  1. (of a sequence) to have values eventually arbitrarily close to some number; to have a finite limit.
  2. (of an infinite series) to have a finite sum; to have a sequence of partial sums that converges.
  3. (of an improper integral) to have a finite value.
  4. (of a net) to be residually in every neighborhood of some point.
verb (used with object), converged, converging.
4.
to cause to converge.
Origin of converge
1685-1695
1685-95; < Late Latin convergere to incline together. See con-, verge2
Related forms
nonconverging, adjective
reconverge, verb (used without object), reconverged, reconverging.
unconverged, adjective
unconverging, adjective
Synonyms
1. approach, focus, come together.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for converge
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • From the school the line of that old North Road drops to converge with the modern one coming round the east side of the hill.

    Middlesex A.R. Hope Moncrieff
  • The web is composed of all the routes which start from the coast and converge on Timbuktu.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • These sources are formed by a depression of about twenty-five versts in diameter, towards which converge several small ravines.

  • The two sierras appear to converge at the eastern end of the valley.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • In Binghamton fireplaces the side walls are on an angle and converge toward the back of the fireplace, as in Fig. 274.

  • He saw Gunderson and Mellors converge on one of the pirates.

    Postmark Ganymede Robert Silverberg
British Dictionary definitions for converge

converge

/kənˈvɜːdʒ/
verb
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.
(intransitive) (of opinions, effects, etc) to tend towards a common conclusion or result
4.
(intransitive) (maths) (of an infinite series or sequence) to approach a finite limit as the number of terms increases
5.
(intransitive) (of animals and plants during evolutionary development) to undergo convergence
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin convergere, from Latin com- together + vergere to incline
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for converge
v.

1690s, from Late Latin convergere "to incline together" from com- "together" (see com-) + vergere "to bend" (see verge (v.)). Related: Converged; converging.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
converge in Science
converge
  (kən-vûrj')   
  1. To tend toward or approach an intersecting point.

  2. In calculus, to approach a limit.


The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for converge

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for converge

14
18
Scrabble Words With Friends