convergence

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converge +‎ -ence (after Latin convergentia).

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convergence (countable and uncountable, plural convergences)

  1. The act of moving toward union or uniformity.
  2. A meeting place.
    We built a homestead at the convergence of two rivers
  3. The intersection of three electron beams for red, green and blue onto a single pixel in a CRT.
  4. (mathematics) The process of approaching some limiting value.
  5. (physiology) The coordinated focusing of the eyes, especially at short range.
  6. (biology) The evolution of similar structures or traits in unrelated species in similar environments; convergent evolution.
  7. (economics) The hypothesis that poorer economies' per capita incomes tend to grow faster than richer economies.
  8. The merging of distinct technologies, industries, or devices into a unified whole.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin convergentia.

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convergence f (plural convergences)

  1. convergence

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