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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
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.
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Examples from the web for converge
  • 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.
  • When you get closer, you see that each horizontal section is made up of two pieces that converge in a right angle.
  • Those fast-approaching limits will converge before lunch.
  • Where computers' processing ability and our intelligence will eventually converge is anyone's guess.
  • Speculators quickly root out opportunities, and prices converge.
  • Spirits writers and apocalyptic cults seem to converge on this point.
  • The circuitry of our brains does not all converge on one point where the essence of ourselves can sit and ruminate.
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
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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.

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converge in Science
converge
  (kən-vûrj')   
  1. To tend toward or approach an intersecting point.

  2. In calculus, to approach a limit.


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