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convergence

the merging of distinct technologies, industries, or devices into a unified whole
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con·ver·gence

 (kən-vûr′jəns)
n.
1. The act, condition, quality, or fact of converging.
2. Mathematics The property or manner of approaching a limit, such as a point, line, function, or value.
3. The point of converging; a meeting place: a town at the convergence of two rivers.
4. Physiology The coordinated turning of the eyes inward to focus on an object at close range.
5. 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.

con·ver′gent adj.
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convergence

(kənˈvɜːdʒəns)
n
1. Also called: convergency the act, degree, or a point of converging
2. concurrence of opinions, results, etc
3. (Mathematics) maths the property or manner of approaching a finite limit, esp of an infinite series: conditional convergence.
4. (Computer Science) the combining of different forms of electronic technology, such as data processing and word processing converging into information processing
5. (Biology) Also called: convergent evolution 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
6. (Physical Geography) meteorol an accumulation of air in a region that has a greater inflow than outflow of air, often giving rise to vertical air currents. See also Intertropical Convergence Zone
7. (Psychology) the turning of the eyes inwards in order to fixate an object nearer than that previously being fixated. Compare divergence6
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con•ver•gence

(kənˈvɜr dʒəns)

n.
1. an act or instance of converging.
2. a convergent state or quality.
3. the degree or point of converging.
4. a coordinated turning of the eyes to bear upon a near point.
5. a similarity of structure in unrelated organisms that is caused by similar environmental pressures.
6. a net flow of air into a given region.
Also, con•ver′gen•cy (for defs. 1–3).
[1705–15]
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con·ver·gence

(kən-vûr′jəns)
1. The act or process of converging; the tendency to meet in one point.
2. Mathematics The property or manner of approaching a limit, such as a point, line, or value.
3. Biology The evolution of superficially similar structures in unrelated species as they adapt to similar environments. An example of convergence is the development of fins independently in both fish and whales. Also called convergent evolution. Compare divergence.
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convergence

See: convergence factor; grid convergence; grid convergence factor; map convergence; true convergence.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.convergence - the occurrence of two or more things coming together
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
encounter, meeting - a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway"
2.convergence - the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit
series - (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions
divergency, divergence - an infinite series that has no limit
3.convergence - a representation of common ground between theories or phenomenaconvergence - a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena; "there was no overlap between their proposals"
crossroads - a point where a choice must be made; "Freud's work stands at the crossroads between psychology and neurology"
interface - the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other; "the interface between chemistry and biology"
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
4.convergence - 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"
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convergence

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convergence

noun
1. A converging at a common center:
2. The act or fact of coming together:
3. The act or fact of coming near:
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Translations
إِتِّجـاه إلى نُقطـة واحِدَه
sbíhánísbíhavost
konvergenssammenløbtilnærmelse
összefutásösszehajlás
samleitni
konvergencia
konvergens
birbirine yaklaşma

convergence

[kənˈvɜːdʒəns] Nconvergencia f
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convergence

[kənˈvɜːrəns] n [ideas, groups, societies] → convergence f
a convergence between → une convergence entre
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convergence

n (of roads, lines)Zusammenlaufen nt; (of rivers also)Zusammenströmen nt; (Math, Phys) → Konvergenz f; (fig, of views etc) → Annäherung f; convergence criteria (in EU) → Konvergenzkriterien pl; point of convergenceSchnittpunkt m; (of rays)Brennpunkt m; (of rivers)Zusammenfluss m
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convergence

[kənˈvɜːdʒns] nconvergenza
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converge

(kənˈvəːdʒ) verb
to (cause to) move towards or meet at one point. The roads converge in the centre of town.
conˈvergence noun
conˈvergent adjective
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con·ver·gence

n. convergencia, inclinación de dos o más elementos hacia un punto común.
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