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convergence

[ kuhn-vur-juhns ]
/ kənˈvɜr dʒəns /
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noun
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Also con·ver·gen·cy (for defs. 1-3) .

Origin of convergence

First recorded in 1705–15; converg(ent) + -ence

OTHER WORDS FROM convergence

non·con·ver·gence, nounnon·con·ver·gen·cy, nounre·con·ver·gence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for convergence

convergence
/ (kənˈvɜːdʒəns) /

noun
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Scientific definitions for convergence

convergence
[ kən-vûrjəns ]

Mathematics The property or manner of approaching a limit, such as a point, line, or value.
Biology The evolution of superficially similar structures in unrelated species as they adapt to similar environments. Examples of convergence are the development of fins independently in both fish and whales and of wings in insects, birds, and bats. Also called convergent evolution Compare divergence.
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