converging

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n converging the act of converging (coming closer)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Converging Tending to one point; approaching each other; convergent; as, converging lines.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • converging Tending to meet in a point; in general, approaching each other.
    • converging Capable of causing convergence: as, a converging lens.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Converging tending to one point
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, together, and vergĕre, to bend, to incline.

Usage

In literature:

Stirling has a commanding geographical position, and all the roads converge there to cross the River Forth.
"From John O'Groats to Land's End" by Robert Naylor and John Naylor
Finally we drew up, converged, and together jogged our sweating horses back to the ravine.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
A scattering fire began to converge at once upon them.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
Enveloping Attack: Advantage of converging fire upon position.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
By and by these converging paths will be crowded and all the ends of the earth shall bring their gold and shall worship at his feet.
"A Wonderful Night; An Interpretation Of Christmas" by James H. Snowden
The point on which their eyes converge, the culmination of their vision, is the figure of Christ.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series" by John Addington Symonds
From the converging crescent of the Mahdists a sound as of a dim murmur was wafted to the zariba.
"The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
We tried to edge nearer her, but she was just beyond the convergence of two side currents which pushed us even further away.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
Convergence of tracks aflight, to water; to dead game; of bees to hive.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
Finally it was decided to separate into posses of ten, all to converge at Crow's Cliff as soon as possible.
"The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by George Barr McCutcheon
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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:

EDITOR'S NOTE: Convergence is the word when you talk about this coming year with Rockwell Automation.
In 1863, 11 major roads converged on this town.
A Harmonic Convergence Celebrated on "Culture of Protest" (Thursday, May 24).
The Lunatic Left-Right Harmonic Rape Convergence Theory.
Harmonic convergence Ambiance, food, wine, service, Zibibbo still has it all the right elements.
You'll find it at the only place in Helsinki where five streets converge into one point.
Papadimitriou, " Hierarchical Discretized Pursuit Nonlinear Learning Automata with Rapid Convergence and High Accuracy," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol 6, no.
Non-theists to converge on Charleston Marriott Sept 28-30.
There could have been a culture clash when Northeast fans converged on the Midwest for Super Bowl weekend.
TWO GREAT streams of American political thought converged Tuesday outside the Daily News — strippers to protest a month-old story about strippers and prostitution, the other, Occupy Philly, to protest everything else.
Was there ever a time in American art when so many conflicting impulses and imperatives converged as in the first two decades of this century.
As convergence continues, will AV and IT coexist.
Seventy-five guests from America's regional theaters converged on Costa Mesa for South Coast Repertory's 11th annual Pacific Playwrights Festival last week.
It's where most of Minnesota's telecommunications networks converge.
Intercede and Hirsch to Exhibit Converged Physical-Logical Access Solution.
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In science:

The first step is achieved with the moment method, and is divided into two steps: convergence of the mean of every moment in Section 4, almost sure convergence in Section 5.
Classical and free infinitely divisible distributions and random matrices
Since Ψ(µ) is determined by its moments, the weak convergence of any sequence of distributions to Ψ(µ) is implied by the convergence of all moments to those of Ψ(µ).
Classical and free infinitely divisible distributions and random matrices
Since Ψ(µ) is symmetric and determined by its moments, the convergence of a sequence of symmetric distributions to Ψ(µ) is implied by the convergence of all the moments of even order to those of Ψ(µ).
Classical and free infinitely divisible distributions and random matrices
We see that the optimal convergence rate can be significantly faster than the convergence rate corresponding to the minimum amount of randomization or to a randomly chosen level of randomization.
Some Remarks on the Optimal Level of Randomization in Global Optimization
Doob’s convergence theorem says that there is a µ-almost surely unique limit X , which is measurable with respect to F∞ = ∩∞ n=1Fn , such that Xn converges to X , pointwise, µa.s., and that X ∈ L1 (F∞ , dµ).
A Thinning Analogue of de Finetti's Theorem
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