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converging


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Converge  \Con*verge"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Converged};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Converging}.]  [Pref.  con-  +  L.  vergere  to  turn, 
  incline;  cf  F.  converger.  See  {Verge},  v.  i.] 
  To  tend  to  one  point;  to  incline  and  approach  nearer 
  together;  as  lines  converge. 
 
  The  mountains  converge  into  a  single  ridge. 
  --Jefferson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Converging  \Con*ver"ging\,  a. 
  Tending  to  one  point;  approaching  each  other  convergent;  as 
  converging  lines.  --Whewell. 
 
  {Converging  rays}(Opt.),  rays  of  light,  which  proceeding 
  from  different  points  of  an  object,  tend  toward  a  single 
  point. 
 
  {Converging  series}  (Math.),  a  series  in  which  if  an 
  indefinitely  great  number  of  terms  be  taken  their  sum 
  will  become  indefinitely  near  in  value  to  a  fixed 
  quantity,  which  is  called  the  sum  of  the  series;  -- 
  opposed  to  a  {diverging}  series. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  converging 
  adj  :  meeting  or  joining  [syn:  {converging(a)}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  converging  (coming  closer)  [syn:  {convergence},  {convergency}] 




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