converging


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con·verge

 (kən-vûrj′)
v. con·verged, con·verg·ing, con·verg·es
v.intr.
1.
a. To tend toward or approach an intersecting point: lines that converge.
b. To come together from different directions; meet: The avenues converge at a central square.
2. To tend toward or achieve union or a common conclusion or result: In time, our views and our efforts converged.
3. Mathematics To approach a limit.
v.tr.
To cause to converge.

[Late Latin convergere, to incline together : Latin com-, com- + Latin vergere, to incline; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

converging

(kənˈvɜːdʒɪŋ)
adj
another word for convergent
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.converging - the act of converging (coming closer)
joining, connexion, connection - the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet"
merging, coming together, meeting - the act of joining together as one; "the merging of the two groups occurred quickly"; "there was no meeting of minds"
References in classic literature ?
No rain fell on my head, but the converging whalebone points of a dozen neighboring umbrellas poured little cooling steams of water down my neck, and sometimes into my ears, and thus kept me from getting hot and impatient.
The shores of the ancient seas were dotted with just such cities, and lesser ones, in diminishing numbers, were to be found converging toward the center of the oceans, as the people had found it necessary to follow the receding waters until necessity had forced upon them their ultimate salvation, the so-called Martian canals.
This unspoken converging of minds, equivocal though it was on Martin's part, resulted gradually in a more friendly period.
All the while they were converging, under an irresistible law, as surely as two streams in one vale.
A glance in the direction toward which he was looking was sufficient to apprise me of his aims and at the same time to fill me with the dread of dire apprehension, for, streaming in from all directions across the meadow, from out of the forest, and from the far distance of the flat land across the river, I could see converging upon us a hundred different lines of wildly leaping creatures such as we were now engaged with, and with them some strange new monsters which ran with great swiftness, now erect and now upon all fours.
Brooke was to explain himself to the worthy electors of Middlemarch from the balcony of the White Hart, which looked out advantageously at an angle of the market-place, commanding a large area in front and two converging streets.
I am in close touch both with the authorities and with the press, so that news is converging upon me from all parts.
traced backward, through various people son converging lines, toward a
If driven sharply back by a sudden onset of the enemy--and pickets are not expected to make a stand after firing--the men would come into the converging roads and naturally following them to their point of intersection could be rallied and "formed.
Macaire, Cardillac, Ryons, and all the cluster of flourishing towns which look upon Bordeaux as their mother, there thronged an unceasing stream of horsemen and of footmen, all converging upon the great city.
On a given day all the farmers in a locality would assemble and sweep across the country in converging lines, driving the rabbits by scores of thousands into a prepared enclosure, where they were clubbed to death by men and boys.
I could not believe that a simple rising of the savage tribes of whites would necessitate the mobilizing of such a force as we presently met with converging from the south into our trail.