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

nonconverging, adjective
reconverge, verb (used without object), reconverged, reconverging.
unconverged, adjective
unconverging, adjective


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 
  1. To tend toward or approach an intersecting point.

  2. In calculus, to approach a limit.


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Example sentences
The tracks of the squid and the whale converge, are lost as they move into the
  band of fish, and pop out of the jumble.
At the police station the roads of the tramp and the tough again converge.
Upon him as a focus converge all rays of influence from the inclosing world.
Historical importance and giddy wonder converge in.
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