- 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.
- to cause to converge.
Origin of converge
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1. approach, focus, come together.
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- to move or cause to move towards the same pointcrowds converged on the city
- to meet or cause to meet; join
- (intr) (of opinions, effects, etc) to tend towards a common conclusion or result
- (intr) maths (of an infinite series or sequence) to approach a finite limit as the number of terms increases
- (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 and History for converge
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To tend toward or approach an intersecting point.
- In calculus, to approach a limit.
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