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converge

[kuh n-vurj]
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verb (used without object), con·verged, con·verg·ing.
  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), con·verged, con·verg·ing.
  1. 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 formsnon·con·verg·ing, adjectivere·con·verge, verb (used without object), re·con·verged, re·con·verg·ing.un·con·verged, adjectiveun·con·verg·ing, adjective

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1. approach, focus, come together.
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British Dictionary definitions for converge

converge

verb
  1. to move or cause to move towards the same pointcrowds 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

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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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