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CONVERGENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does convergence mean? 

CONVERGENCE (noun)
  The noun CONVERGENCE has 4 senses:

1. the occurrence of two or more things coming together
2. the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit
3. a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena
4. the act of converging (coming closer)

  Familiarity information: CONVERGENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONVERGENCE (noun)


Sense 1convergence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The occurrence of two or more things coming together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("convergence" is a kind of...):

happening; natural event; occurrence; occurrent (an event that happens)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "convergence"):

encounter; meeting (a casual or unexpected convergence)


Sense 2convergence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The approach of an infinite series to a finite limit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

convergency; convergence

Hypernyms ("convergence" is a kind of...):

series ((mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions)

Antonym:

divergence (an infinite series that has no limit)


Sense 3convergence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A representation of common ground between theories or phenomena

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

overlap; convergence; intersection

Context example:

there was no overlap between their proposals

Hypernyms ("convergence" is a kind of...):

internal representation; mental representation; representation (a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "convergence"):

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)


Sense 4convergence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of converging (coming closer)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

converging; convergency; convergence

Hypernyms ("convergence" is a kind of...):

connection; connexion; joining (the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "convergence"):

coming together; meeting; merging (the act of joining together as one)


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