v. con·verged, con·verg·ing, con·verg·es
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.
To cause to converge.
[Late Latin convergere, to incline together : Latin com-, com- + Latin vergere, to incline; see wer-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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