convergency

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n convergency the act of converging (coming closer)
    • n convergency the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Convergency a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena.
    • Convergency (Biol) a similarity of form or function in two or more organisms caused by evolutionary adaptations to a similarity in the environment, rather than to a common heredity. "The convergence or divergence of the rays falling on the pupil."
    • Convergency the act of converging (coming closer).
    • Convergency (Math) the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit.
    • Convergency The condition or quality of converging; tendency to one point; the occurrence of two or more things coming together.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Convergency act or quality of tending to one point
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. convergence,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, together, and vergĕre, to bend, to incline.

Usage

In literature:

Then the waters converge on the sides of the cave and meet with awful force in the middle.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
After passing respectively Serut and El Khitr, the two streams converge rapidly.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 1. (of 7): Chaldaea" by George Rawlinson
There takes place at the same time a relaxation of binocular convergence, which in sleep may be replaced by a slight divergence.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
Well, when the legislature met the excitement was at its height and the gust of popular foolishness converged all its forces at the capitol.
"How Deacon Tubman and Parson Whitney Kept New Year's" by W. H. H. Murray
Everything had to converge upon one of those three narrow passages, and until they were crossed there was no security for the Italian Army.
"World's War Events, Volume III" by Various
Two ranges at right angles here converged, and the Citadel rose like a tower at the corner.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
Such lenses are called convex or converging lenses.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
All the Life-systems of our day must converge towards such a conception of religion.
"An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy" by W. Tudor Jones
Is this an instance of borrowing or of convergence?
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Broad-backed parti-coloured jockeys are seen converging that way, and the betting-men close in, getting more and more clamorous for odds.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
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In poetry:

Crosses the lake. The worms
Quit their usual habitations.
The small birds converge, converge
With their gifts to a difficult borning.
"The Manor Garden" by Sylvia Plath
Now on every side we faintly hear
The crack of the stockwhip drawing near;
To the camp the cattle soon converge,
As from the thick scrub they emerge.
"Song of the Squatter" by Anonymous Oceania
Like wandering refugees from
A city of renown,
Impelled to reconnoiter
This Massachusetts town,
Each by a common object urged,
Upon the park our paths converged.
"On The Common" by Hattie Howard
My candle burned alone in an immense valley.
Beams of the huge night converged upon it,
Until the wind blew.
The beams of the huge night
Converged upon its image,
Until the wind blew.
"Valley Candle" by Wallace Stevens
Chorus: So early in the morning, etc.
Now on every side we faintly hear
The crack of the stockwhip drawing near;
To the camp the cattle soon converge,
As from the thick scrub they emerge.
"Mustering Song" by Anonymous Oceania
Why vehemently
Astride the threshold do I wait, marking
The ice softly pendent on his broken temple?
Upon the silence I cast the mesh of rancor
By which the gentler convergences of the flesh
Scatter untokened, mercilessly estopped.
"A Pauper" by Allen Tate

In news:

Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) is an annual conference that marks the convergence of the three industries.
Horsin' around: Crowds converge on Montpelier Hunt Races.
Chick-fil-A remains at the center of a culture war with marriage equality supporters planning to converge onto the fast-food restaurants Friday and kiss fellow demonstrators.
Also getting to new stuff from Dethklok and Converge.
As New York's weather turned into a classic spring afternoon, groups are converging on Union Square from all parts of the city ahead of a march to Wall Street at 5:30 PM.
Thousands of people, some from hundreds of miles away, converged on the National Orange Show Events Center for two nights of music, fun and dancing into the wee hours of the morning starting Friday.
Papadimitriou, "Hierarchical Discretized Pursuit Nonlinear Learning Automata with Rapid Convergence and High Accuracy," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol 6, no.
An array of prominent political figures are converging on Houston this week for the NAACP's annual convention.
WITH global warming, research on safer reactors and the need for more energy all converging, advocates of nuclear power see signs that the industry is overcoming years of public criticism and doubt.
This weekend Thoroughbreds will converge on the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington for the second Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show, Nov 21-22.
Local artisans converge at The Lodge at Sherwood Village for an Opulent Evening from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 14, showcasing unique, artful creations inside The Lodge, 660 W Evergreen Farm Way.
Last Sunday morning, as bikers and hikers set out for romps on the former Fort Ord , four cop cars converged at the popular access point at 8th Avenue and Gigling Road in Marina.
Critics' Choices and other notable concerts: Lou Barlow, Jemina Pearl, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dethklok, Converge, Wilco, and more.
On Friday, July 27, athletes from around the globe will converge in London for the XXX Olympiad.
With their postseason reunions already predetermined, four area high school volleyball teams from the same division of the same conference converged at the BCLUW Invitational on Saturday.
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In science:

Since hψ(~r1 )ψ∗ (~r2 )i converges in the limit ∆e ∼ const, N → ∞, we see that indeed V ar(η) converges to zero as O(1/N ).
Supporting random wave models: a quantum mechanical approach
Lemma 2.4.1 Each level set MC of P(Ω, F τ ), endowed with the restriction of the topology of local convergence to that set, is a metric space (i.e., the topology of local convergence restricted to MC can be induced by an appropriate metric).
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Moreover, the infinite composition converges in the topology of local convergence, since every Λ′ intersects only finitely many Λ + i sets.
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Moreover, the topology of local convergence on P(Ω, F τ ) (as defined in the previous section) is equivalent to the topology of local convergence on P(Ω, F), restricted to P(ΩG , F).
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Lemma 4.2.6 If u ∈ UΦ , then some subsequence of measures µn u converges in a topology of local convergence to a L-invariant gradient Gibbs measure µ ∈ PL(Ω, F τ ) with finite specific free energy, which is less than or equal to lim inf n→∞ −|Tn |−1 log ZTn .
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