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

n the act of converging (coming closer)

convergency, converging
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)

n the occurrence of two or more things coming together

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

n the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit

divergence, divergency
an infinite series that has no limit
Type of:
(mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions

n a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena

intersection, overlap
a point where a choice must be made
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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