convergence

Convergence is when two or more things come together to form a new whole, like the convergence of plum and apricot genes in the plucot.

Convergence comes from the prefix con-, meaning together, and the verb verge, which means to turn toward. We can use convergence to describe things that are in the process of coming together, like the slow convergence of your opinions with those of your mother, or for things that have already come together, like the convergence of two roads, or for the place where two things already overlap, like the convergence of your aunt's crazy wardrobe with avant-garde fashion.

Definitions of convergence
  1. noun
    the act of converging (coming closer)
    synonyms: convergency, converging
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    types:
    coming together, meeting, merging
    the act of joining together as one
    concourse, confluence
    a coming together of people
    type of:
    connection, connexion, joining
    the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)
  2. noun
    the occurrence of two or more things coming together
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    types:
    encounter, meeting
    a casual or unexpected convergence
    alignment, conjunction
    (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac
    type of:
    happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent
    an event that happens
  3. noun
    the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit
    synonyms: convergency
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    Antonyms:
    divergence, divergency
    an infinite series that has no limit
    type of:
    series
    (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions
  4. noun
    a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena
    synonyms: intersection, overlap
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    types:
    crossroads
    a point where a choice must be made
    interface
    the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other
    type of:
    internal representation, mental representation, representation
    a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
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