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Definition of "convergence" []

  • The act, condition, quality, or fact of converging. (noun)
  • Mathematics The property or manner of approaching a limit, such as a point, line, function, or value. (noun)
  • The point of converging; a meeting place: a town at the convergence of two rivers. (noun)
  • Physiology The coordinated turning of the eyes inward to focus on an object at close range. (noun)
  • Biology The adaptive evolution of superficially similar structures, such as the wings of birds and insects, in unrelated species subjected to similar environments. Also called convergent evolution. (noun)
  • The act, degree, or a point of converging (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Concurrence of opinions, results, etc (noun)
  • The property or manner of approaching a finite limit, esp of an infinite series (noun)
  • The combining of different forms of electronic technology, such as data processing and word processing converging into information processing (noun)
  • The evolutionary development of a superficial resemblance between unrelated animals that occupy a similar environment, as in the evolution of wings in birds and bats (noun)
  • An accumulation of air in a region that has a greater inflow than outflow of air, often giving rise to vertical air currents (noun)
  • The turning of the eyes inwards in order to fixate an object nearer than that previously being fixated (noun)

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Use "convergence" in a sentence
  • "Dan Neil test drives the all-new Hyundai Elantra, which he calls a convergence of engineering, style and value."
  • "She then does an apt job of debunking his claim that she ripped off his comments by using the word "convergence.""
  • "He announced what he called his convergence program, which is just a version of the traditional program; it goes back to the Allon plan of 1967."