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Convergent  adj.  Tending to one point of focus; tending to approach each other; converging. "As many rays of light, as conveniently can be let in, and made convergent." "The vast dome of its cathedral... directing its convergent curves to heaven."

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"Convergent" Quotes from Famous Books

... insufficient draught, and consequently an imperfect combustion. It became a question, then, of finding a chimney which, with small dimensions, should have great suctional power. Mr. Bayle has taken advantage of the properties of convergent-divergent ajutages, and of the discovery of Mr. Romilly that a current of gas directed into the axis and toward the small base of a truncated cone, at a definite distance therefrom, has the property of drawing along with it a quantity of air nearly double that which this same current could carry ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884 • Various

... in him must have a different idea. "Some of them must be nearer right than others!" he said to himself—nor perceived that he was beginning to entertain the notion of a real God. For he saw that the notions of the best men and women must be convergent, and was not far from thinking that such lines must point to some object, rather than an empty centre: the idea of the best men and women must be a believable idea, might be a true idea, might therefore be a real existence. He had not yet come to consider ...
— There & Back • George MacDonald

... Causes of Convergent (Internal) Squint.—It generally appears between two and five years; at first periodically, later constantly. The patient is ...
— Mother's Remedies - Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remedies from Mothers - of the United States and Canada • T. J. Ritter

... States shall inform and consult one another within the Council on any matter of foreign and security policy of general interest in order to ensure that their combined influence is exerted as effectively as possible by means of concerted and convergent action. 2. Whenever it deems it necessary, the Council shall define a common position. Member States shall ensure that their national policies conform on the common positions. 3. Member States shall co-ordinate their action in international ...
— The Treaty of the European Union, Maastricht Treaty, 7th February, 1992 • European Union

... "English Novel" he says: "For, indeed, we may say that he who has not yet perceived how artistic beauty and moral beauty are convergent lines which run back into a common ideal origin, and who is therefore not afire with moral beauty just as with artistic beauty; that he, in short, who has not come to that stage of quiet and eternal frenzy in which the beauty of ...
— Sidney Lanier • Edwin Mims

Words linked to "Convergent" :   confluent, convergent thinker, converge, convergency, convergent thinking, oblique

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