Definition of Convergence

1. Noun. The occurrence of two or more things coming together.

Generic synonyms: Happening, Natural Event, Occurrence, Occurrent
Specialized synonyms: Encounter, Meeting
Derivative terms: Converge, Converge, Convergent

2. Noun. The approach of an infinite series to a finite limit.
Exact synonyms: Convergency
Generic synonyms: Series
Derivative terms: Converge, Converge
Antonyms: Divergence, Divergency

3. Noun. A representation of common ground between theories or phenomena. "There was no overlap between their proposals"
Exact synonyms: Intersection, Overlap
Specialized synonyms: Crossroads, Interface
Generic synonyms: Internal Representation, Mental Representation, Representation
Derivative terms: Overlap

4. Noun. The act of converging (coming closer).
Exact synonyms: Convergency, Converging
Generic synonyms: Connection, Connexion, Joining
Specialized synonyms: Coming Together, Meeting, Merging
Derivative terms: Converge, Convergent, Converge, Converge, Convergent, Converge, Converge, Converge

Definition of Convergence

1. n. The condition or quality of converging; tendency to one point.

Definition of Convergence

1. Noun. The act of moving toward union or uniformity. ¹

2. Noun. A meeting place. ¹

3. Noun. The intersection of three electron beams for red, green and blue onto a single pixel in a CRT. ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) The process of approaching some limiting value. ¹

5. Noun. (physiology) The coordinated focusing of the eyes, especially at short range. ¹

6. Noun. (biology) The evolution of similar structures or traits in unrelated species in similar environments; convergent evolution. ¹

7. Noun. The merging of distinct technologies, industries, or devices into a unified whole. ¹

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Definition of Convergence

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Medical Definition of Convergence

1. In colour video cameras and monitors, the precise alignment of the images or pictures in the three primary colours (red, green and blue). A lack of convergence gives rise to asymmetrically coloured fringes. (05 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Convergence

convergence (current term)
convergence-retraction nystagmus
convergence excess
convergence insufficiency
convergence nucleus of Perlia
convergent evolution
convergent extension
convergent sequence
convergent sequences
convergent series
convergent squint

Literary usage of Convergence

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manual of the diseases of the eye: For Students and General Practitioners by Charles Henry May (1909)
"The unit of convergence is the metre angle (MA) which is the angle formed by ... If the eyes look at an object half a metre distant the convergence is twice ..."

2. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"The extreme supporters of a mechanically caused evolution have assumed convergence to be of very high importance, and have even supposed that it may lead to ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"At the same time he establishes the circular form of the region of convergence of the binomial series. Here, then, appears the initial cleavage between the ..."

4. The Theory of Functions of a Real Variable and the Theory of Fourier's Series by Ernest William Hobson (1907)
"limits have for their limiting values two* numbers /3£, ß~, which may be called the measures of non-uniform convergence at P on the right, and on the left, ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"Tables showing its value for different base lines, and different degrees of convergence are given. But these variations are so slight that they may be ..."

6. A Course in Mathematical Analysis by Edouard Goursat, Earle Raymond Hedrick (1904)
"3) The convergence or divergence of a series Is not affected if the values of a ... 4) The test for convergence of any infinite sequence, applied to series, ..."

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