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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.]
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converging

(kənˈvɜːdʒɪŋ)
adj
another word for convergent
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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"
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All the while they were converging, under an irresistible law, as surely as two streams in one vale.
On the third day, the throng had swollen to thousands; all slowly converging to one point-- the city of Somnauth.
The design was growing into an inverted "V." The converging sides of this "V" marked the boundaries of the gold-bearing dirt.
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.
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.
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.
Over the whole of this, and in all directions, lay the luminous lines, all converging to the summit of Copernicus.
And still from all the cross streets they were hurrying and rattling toward the converging point at full speed, and hurling thcmselves into the struggling mass, locking wheels and adding their drivers' imprecations to the clamour.