converge

[ kuhn-vurj ]
/ kənˈvɜrdʒ /

verb (used without object), con·verged, con·verg·ing.

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.
  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.

to cause to converge.

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Origin of converge

First recorded in 1685–95, converge is from the Late Latin word convergere to incline together. See con-, verge2

SYNONYMS FOR converge

1 approach, focus, come together.

OTHER WORDS FROM converge

non·con·verg·ing, adjectivere·con·verge, verb (used without object), re·con·verged, re·con·verg·ing.un·con·verged, adjectiveun·con·verg·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for converge

converge
/ (kənˈvɜːdʒ) /

verb

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 for converge

C17: from Late Latin convergere, from Latin com- together + vergere to incline
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Scientific definitions for converge

converge
[ kən-vûrj ]

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