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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)

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.

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."