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vergence

[vur-juh ns]
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noun Ophthalmology.
  1. the turning motion of the eyeballs toward or away from each other.Compare convergence(def 4), divergence(def 3).
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Origin of vergence

First recorded in 1900–05; verge2 + -ence
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British Dictionary definitions for vergence

vergence

noun
  1. the inward or outward turning movement of the eyes in convergence or divergence
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Word Origin

C19: from verge ² + -ence
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Word Origin and History for vergence

n.

1902, from verge + -ence.

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vergence in Medicine

vergence

(vûrjəns)
n.
  1. A disjunctive movement of the eyes in which the fixation axes are not parallel.
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