convergent

[ kuh n-vur-juh nt ]
/ kənˈvɜr dʒənt /

adjective

characterized by convergence; tending to come together; merging.

Nearby words

  1. converge,
  2. convergence,
  3. convergence excess,
  4. convergence insufficiency,
  5. convergence zone,
  6. convergent boundary,
  7. convergent evolution,
  8. convergent plate boundary,
  9. convergent sequence,
  10. convergent strabismus

Origin of convergent

First recorded in 1720–30, convergent is from the Late Latin word convergent- (stem of convergēns, present participle of convergere). See converge, -ent

Related formscon·ver·gent·ly, adverbnon·con·ver·gent, adjectiveun·con·ver·gent, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for convergently

convergent

/ (kənˈvɜːdʒənt) /

adjective

(of two or more lines, paths, etc) moving towards or meeting at some common point
(of forces, ideas, etc) tending towards the same result; merging
maths (of an infinite series) having a finite limit
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