re converge


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

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. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
converge (kənˈvɜːdʒ)
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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Word Origin & History

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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Science Dictionary
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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