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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
1685-95; < Late Latin 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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • All the while they were converging, under an irresistible law, as surely as two streams in one vale.

  • They were all closing in on him, converging on Guadalajara by every available road.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • Nevertheless, all the converging lines that are visible will be seen to be on their way to the point of sight.

  • It was more and more impressed upon me that they were approaching, converging.

    Embarrassments Henry James
  • But they looked more roseate and healthy than most of the anxious band whose steps were converging to that same gate of judgment.

    Philosophy 4 Owen Wister
British Dictionary definitions for converging


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 converging



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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converging 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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