# converge

[kuh n-vurj]

- 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.
- Mathematics.
- (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^{}

## Synonyms

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com1. approach, focus, come together.

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## Examples from the Web for converging

### Contemporary Examples

#### In fact, he was in contact with Lansky prior to converging from the hillside onto the streets of Havana.

#### You are converging two events that are freighted with expectations, essentially doubling your risk of disaster.

#### News crews are converging from around the world, buying airplane tickets, (insanely expensive) hotel rooms, and food.

#### Regional, global, and political conditions were all converging to make this an opportune moment to advance negotiations.

#### On the present course, however, the two large Islamic states seem to be converging on a similarly dismal future.

### Historical Examples

#### The river on the right, and the hill on the left of him were converging.

The Night RidersRidgwell Cullum

#### As if that were not enough, the converging players pounced upon them.

Two Boys in WyomingEdward S. Ellis

#### Better than fifteen hundred men were converging on the spot.

Despoilers of the Golden EmpireGordon Randall Garrett

#### I would take him off the converging roads while yet Oxford was unseen.

OxfordFrederick Douglas How

#### Converging upon him simultaneously, they hoped to surround and destroy him.

The Huguenots in FranceSamuel Smiles.

# converge

- 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

## 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

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# converge

[kən-vûrj′]

- To tend toward or approach an intersecting point.
- In calculus, to approach a limit.

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