Meaning of convergence

con•ver•gence

Pronunciation: (kun-vûr'juns), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of converging.
  2. a convergent state or quality.
  3. the degree or point at which lines, objects, etc., converge.
  4. a coordinated turning of the eyes to bear upon a near point.
    1. the contraction of a vector field.
    2. a measure of this.
  5. a net flow of air into a given region. Cf. divergence (def. 2).
  6. similarity of form or structure caused by environment rather than heredity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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