American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To tend toward or approach an intersecting point: lines that converge.
- v. To come together from different directions; meet: The avenues converge at a central square.
- v. To tend toward or achieve union or a common conclusion or result: In time, our views and our efforts converged.
- v. Mathematics To approach a limit.
- v. To cause to converge.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To tend to meet in a point or line; incline and approach nearer together, as two or more lines in the same plane which are not parallel, or two planes which are not parallel; tend to meet if prolonged or continued; figuratively, to tend or lead to a common result, conclusion, etc.: opposed to diverge.
- To cause to approach, or meet in a point.
- In biology, to exhibit resemblances which are not inherited from a common ancestor.
- v. intransitive Of two or more entities, to approach each other; to get closer and closer.
- v. intransitive, mathematics Of a sequence, to have a limit.
- v. intransitive, computing Of an iterative process, to reach a stable end point.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To tend to one point; to incline and approach nearer together.
- v. To cause to tend to one point; to cause to incline and approach nearer together.
- v. come together so as to form a single product
- v. approach a limit as the number of terms increases without limit
- v. move or draw together at a certain location
- v. be adjacent or come together
- From Latin convergere, from con-, "together", + vergere, "to bend". (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin convergere, to incline together : Latin com-, com- + Latin vergere, to incline; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In breaking from LEO-dominated strategies, Constellation has the opportunity to embrace multi-tasking and multi-role missions that could once again converge these two oft disparate priorities.”
“His anticipation of cleavage lines within groups whose interests otherwise converge is fascinating and very, very useful.”
“Government of Canada bonds should outperform Treasuries this year as 10 year yields converge from the current 30 basis point spread.”
“We'll start out with doing pursuit drills and we have another drill in the pass game call the converge drill.”
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“Industries do not, he suggests, see progress in their productivity until all three of these factors "converge" -- until all are being used seamlessly in the daily work of the business.”
“Dark Knight tries to blur the lines between pop-culture and high-culture, giving the audience something to chew on with a morally grey center to pounder, and at the same time give satisfaction to the climatic scene’ (s) when hero and villain converge by letting the writing and performances pay off.”
“It was a rebellious, cosmopolitan quarter from the beginning—one of those places where fact and fantasy converge, which is probably why it has always attracted writers.”
“This will be easily understood, if we reflect that here is the point where more muscles of expression converge than at any other.”
“It's not often that bluegrass music and prime-time television converge, which is probably a good thing.”
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