Meaning of CONVERGENCE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kən-ˈvər-jən(t)s ]


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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.