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converge

[kuh n-vurj] /kənˈvɜrdʒ/
verb (used without object), converged, converging.
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), converged, converging.
4.
to cause to converge.
Origin of converge
1685-1695
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
Synonyms
1. approach, focus, come together.
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  • The river on the right, and the hill on the left of him were converging.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • As if that were not enough, the converging players pounced upon them.

    Two Boys in Wyoming Edward S. Ellis
  • Better than fifteen hundred men were converging on the spot.

    Despoilers of the Golden Empire Gordon Randall Garrett
  • I would take him off the converging roads while yet Oxford was unseen.

    Oxford Frederick Douglas How
  • converging upon him simultaneously, they hoped to surround and destroy him.

    The Huguenots in France Samuel Smiles.
British Dictionary definitions for converging

converge

/kənˈvɜːdʒ/
verb
1.
to move or cause to move towards the same point: crowds converged on the city
2.
to meet or cause to meet; join
3.
(intransitive) (of opinions, effects, etc) to tend towards a common conclusion or result
4.
(intransitive) (maths) (of an infinite series or sequence) to approach a finite limit as the number of terms increases
5.
(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

converge

v.

1690s, from Late Latin convergere "to incline together" from com- "together" (see com-) + vergere "to bend" (see verge (v.)). Related: Converged; converging.

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converging 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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