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


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

Late Latin convergere, to incline together : Latin com-, com- + Latin vergere, to incline; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


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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