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[kuh n-vurj] /kənˈvɜrdʒ/
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.
  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.
to cause to converge.
Origin of converge
First recorded in 1685-95, converge is from the Late Latin word convergere to incline together. See con-, verge2
Related forms
nonconverging, adjective
reconverge, verb (used without object), reconverged, reconverging.
unconverged, adjective
unconverging, adjective
1. approach, focus, come together. Unabridged
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  • 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 two sierras appear to converge at the eastern end of the valley.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • These sources are formed by a depression of about twenty-five versts in diameter, towards which converge several small ravines.

  • The web is composed of all the routes which start from the coast and converge on Timbuktu.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • 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


to move or cause to move towards the same point: crowds converged on the city
to meet or cause to meet; join
(intransitive) (of opinions, effects, etc) to tend towards a common conclusion or result
(intransitive) (maths) (of an infinite series or sequence) to approach a finite limit as the number of terms increases
(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

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
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converge in Science
  1. To tend toward or approach an intersecting point.

  2. In calculus, to approach a limit.

The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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