- 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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On the present course, however, the two large Islamic states seem to be converging on a similarly dismal future.Egypt's Ticking Population Bomb
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The river on the right, and the hill on the left of him were converging.The Night Riders
As if that were not enough, the converging players pounced upon them.Two Boys in Wyoming
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Better than fifteen hundred men were converging on the spot.Despoilers of the Golden Empire
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I would take him off the converging roads while yet Oxford was unseen.Oxford
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Converging upon him simultaneously, they hoped to surround and destroy him.The Huguenots in France
- 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 converging
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To tend toward or approach an intersecting point.
- In calculus, to approach a limit.
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