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# converge

[ kuhn-vurj ]

## verb (used without object)

, con·verged, con·verg·ing.
1. to tend to meet in a point or line; incline toward each other, as lines that are not parallel.

Synonyms: focus, approach

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)

, con·verged, con·verg·ing.
1. to cause to converge.

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. intr (of opinions, effects, etc) to tend towards a common conclusion or result
4. intr maths (of an infinite series or sequence) to approach a finite limit as the number of terms increases
5. intr (of animals and plants during evolutionary development) to undergo convergence
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

converge

/ kən-vûrj /

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

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## Other Words From

• recon·verge verb (used without object) reconverged reconverging
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## Word History and Origins

Origin of converge1

First recorded in 1685–95, converge is from the Late Latin word convergere to incline together. See con-, verge 2
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## Word History and Origins

Origin of converge1

C17: from Late Latin convergere, from Latin com- together + vergere to incline
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## Example Sentences

Over the past five to 10 years, converging trends … have driven investors to hard assets such as mineral resources.

From Ozy

The pace of infections in the country is now converging with those of neighboring Denmark and Norway, where governments are telling citizens to use face masks for the first time.

From Fortune

One final reason for why voters converge on a couple of players each year may be that voters have more information on the candidates than ever before.

Through A360, I provide my members with context and clarity about how converging exponential technologies will transform every industry.

Even here, converging exponential technologies are paving the way for massive implications in both human health and industry shifts.

They came from all over the city, by the thousands, to converge on the square.

Three police officials from three different cities converge to solve the case.

Teams from across the globe converge on the host nation in something of an unarmed, athletic Crusade.

Where the two worldviews converge is that power comes from the individual.

Why, then, did over 90 world leaders converge on South Africa last week?

The elements of the latter are conscious of themselves as belonging together, because their interests converge at one point.

Two tall Zulus were stalking along a path which should converge with ours a little way ahead.

It may also happen that the patient does not converge sufficiently, merely because accommodation is absent.

Rays may diverge, that is, spread out; converge, or point toward each other; or they may be parallel with each other.

The flashes and the shots increased in rapidity, and then both seemed to converge rapidly towards a common centre.