Convergence


Convergence
Convergence Con*ver"gence, Convergency Con*ver"gen*cy, n. [Cf. F. convergence.] 1. The condition or quality of converging; tendency to one point; the occurrence of two or more things coming together. [1913 Webster]

2. (Math.) the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit.

Syn: convergency. [WordNet 1.5]

3. a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena.

Syn: overlap, intersection. [WordNet 1.5]

4. the act of converging (coming closer).

Syn: converging, convergency. [WordNet 1.5]

5. (Biol.) a similarity of form or function in two or more organisms caused by evolutionary adaptations to a similarity in the environment, rather than to a common heredity. [PJC]

The convergence or divergence of the rays falling on the pupil. --Berkeley. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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