Definitions

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  • n. The act of verging or approaching; tendency.
  • n. The reciprocal of the focal distance of a lens, used as a measure of the divergence or convergence of a pencil of rays.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of verging or approaching; tendency; approach.
  • n. The reciprocal of the focal distance of a lens, used as measure of the divergence or convergence of a pencil of rays.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of verging, tending, or inclining; approach.
  • n. In optics, the reciprocal of the focal distance of a lens, a measure of the divergence or convergence of a pencil of rays.

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Examples

  • Aristarchus placeth the sun amongst the fixed stars, and believeth that the earth [the moon?] is moved about the sun, and that by its inclination and vergency it intercepts its light and shadows its orb.

    Essays and Miscellanies

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