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[kuh n-vur-juh nt] /kənˈvɜr dʒənt/
characterized by convergence; tending to come together; merging.
Origin of convergent
1720-30; < Late Latin convergent- (stem of convergēns, present participle of convergere). See converge, -ent
Related forms
convergently, adverb
nonconvergent, adjective
unconvergent, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for convergent
  • One question about convergent evolution is the mechanism by which it happens.
  • At a convergent boundary plates crash into each other.
  • It may also be the first genetic example of what researchers call convergent evolution in humans.
  • We met as colleagues and had career tracks that were both divergent and convergent.
  • Plates can meet at convergent, divergent, or transform boundaries.
  • Moreover, the trait has arisen independently in several lineages of mammals-including some lemurs-through convergent evolution.
  • convergent is the adjectival form, and also a noun meaning an iterative approximation.
  • convergent series, a sequence of which the partial sums have a limit.
British Dictionary definitions for convergent


(of two or more lines, paths, etc) moving towards or meeting at some common point
(of forces, ideas, etc) tending towards the same result; merging
(maths) (of an infinite series) having a finite limit
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