Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To tend toward or approach an intersecting point: lines that converge.
  • intransitive v. To come together from different directions; meet: The avenues converge at a central square.
  • intransitive v. To tend toward or achieve union or a common conclusion or result: In time, our views and our efforts converged.
  • intransitive v. Mathematics To approach a limit.
  • transitive v. To cause to converge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Of two or more entities, to approach each other; to get closer and closer.
  • v. Of a sequence, to have a limit.
  • v. Of an iterative process, to reach a stable end point.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To tend to one point; to incline and approach nearer together.
  • transitive v. To cause to tend to one point; to cause to incline and approach nearer together.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

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)
From Latin convergere, from con-, "together", + vergere, "to bend". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Candid Comments on the Constellation Program - NASA Watch

  • His anticipation of cleavage lines within groups whose interests otherwise converge is fascinating and very, very useful.

    Samuel P. Huntington of Harvard Dies at 81 - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Government of Canada bonds should outperform Treasuries this year as 10 year yields converge from the current 30 basis point spread.

    2002 Investment Outlook

  • We'll start out with doing pursuit drills and we have another drill in the pass game call the converge drill.

    Courant.com Blogs

  • Clearwire wants LTE and WiMax to "converge" - Clearwire CEO Bill Morrow has laid out his vision of how incompatible network technologies such as WiMax and Long Term Evolution (LTE) could eventually converge to form a common standard. read more Sprint CEO Thinks LTE 4G Will Be Bigger Than Sprint's WiMax Network

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • 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.

    CRM Buyer

  • 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.

    What did you think? Talk back about Instant On-Camera Review of “The Dark Knight” » Scene-Stealers

  • 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.

    Day of Honey

  • This will be easily understood, if we reflect that here is the point where more muscles of expression converge than at any other.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 69, July, 1863

  • It's not often that bluegrass music and prime-time television converge, which is probably a good thing.

    Mandolin Cafe News

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  • meet at the same point

    May 15, 2009

  • Reminds of the brilliant Flannery O'Connor short story, "Everything That Rises Must Converge"

    May 5, 2009