Meaning of CONVERGENCE in English

CONVERGENCE

n.

Pronunciation: k ə n- ' v ə r-j ə n(t)s

Function: noun

Date: 1713

1 : the act of converging and especially moving toward union or uniformity especially : coordinated movement of the two eyes so that the image of a single point is formed on corresponding retinal areas

2 : the state or property of being convergent

3 : independent development of similar characters (as of bodily structure of unrelated organisms or cultural traits) often associated with similarity of habits or environment

4 : the merging of distinct technologies, industries, or devices into a unified whole

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