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Definition of "convergent" [con•ver•gent]

  • That converges or focuses (adjective)
  • A sequence in a metric space with metric d is convergent to a point , denoted as , if for every there is a natural number N such that for every  : . (adjective)
  • The rational number obtained when a continued fraction has been terminated after a finite number of terms (noun)

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Use "convergent" in a sentence
  • "Students often have to engage in what we call convergent retrieval, the kind of memory called upon when there is only one possible correct answer, with no latitude whatsoever."
  • "Even after the many kinks in "convergent" gadgets are ironed out and devices become more multi-functional, each will have its own strengths and shape."
  • "In his 2003 book Life's Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe, Conway Morris assembled a collection of examples of what is called convergent evolution."